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Youth First

Our Mission

Our mission is to strengthen youth and families through evidence-based programs that prevent substance abuse, promote healthy behaviors, and maximize student success.

Youth First exists to strengthen and transform the lives of young people and their families. Youth First Social Workers provide specialized mentoring and caring support to students in partnering schools, readily available to assess and address students, family and school needs. Youth First prevention programs give kids the readiness, resiliency, and relationship skills needed to face life’s challenges.

Youth First in
Vanderburgh County

To book a speaker, support, donate, volunteer, or advocate for Youth First in Vanderburgh County, contact Julie Hoon, Vice President of Philanthropy.

Find out more about Youth First Social Workers available in Vanderburgh County

Our Mission

Our mission is to strengthen youth and families through evidence-based programs that prevent substance abuse, promote healthy behaviors, and maximize student success.

Youth First exists to strengthen and transform the lives of young people and their families. Youth First Social Workers provide specialized mentoring and caring support to students in partnering schools, readily available to assess and address students, family and school needs. Youth First prevention programs give kids the readiness, resiliency, and relationship skills needed to face life’s challenges.

Youth First in Vanderburgh County

To book a speaker, support, donate, volunteer, or advocate for Youth First in Vanderburgh County, contact Julie Hoon, Vice President of Philanthropy.

Find out more about Youth First Social Workers available in Vanderburgh County

Our Mission

Our mission is to strengthen youth and families through evidence-based programs that prevent substance abuse, promote healthy behaviors, and maximize student success.

Youth First exists to strengthen and transform the lives of young people and their families. Youth First Social Workers provide specialized mentoring and caring support to students in partnering schools, readily available to assess and address students, family and school needs. Youth First prevention programs give kids the readiness, resiliency, and relationship skills needed to face life’s challenges.

Youth First in Vanderburgh County

To book a speaker, support, donate, volunteer, or advocate for Youth First in Vanderburgh County, contact Julie Hoon, Vice President of Philanthropy.

Find out more about Youth First Social Workers available in Vanderburgh County

Youth First Partner Schools

Independent and Charter Schools

County Advocates

Jim BackJeff HappeTom Raben
Randy BraunJonathan LamarMitch Schulz
Angie BrawdyDennis LameyJim Stratman
Mark DailyLori LoftonChristy Walker
Jeff DeigCarol LynchPaul Weaver
Phil DeLongDan NiemeierCrystal Wildeman
Kyle FieldsKristi PeckBill Wooten
Kevin HammettJordan RabenTed Ziemer
Jim BackCarol Lynch
Randy BraunDan Niemeier
Angie BrawdyKristi Peck
Mark DailyJordan Raben
Jeff DeigTom Raben
Phil DeLongMitch Schulz
Kyle FieldsJim Stratman
Kevin HammettChristy Walker
Jeff HappePaul Weaver
Jonathan LamarCrystal Wildeman
Dennis LameyBill Wooten
Lori LoftonTed Ziemer

Vanderburgh News

By Kaitlyn Meredith, MSW, Youth First, Inc. – March 12, 2019 Healthy Friendships By Kaitlyn Meredith, Youth First, Inc. When you think of friendship, what comes to mind? Is it someone that you do homework with? Is it someone that is there for you when the going gets tough? Maybe it’s that person who cheers […]

By Beth Greene, MSW, LSW – March 5, 2019 Technology is the norm in our society today. One in three children learns to use an electronic device before they learn to talk. Does your child get angry when you mention that an electronic device could be taken away as a punishment? Technology addiction is not […]

By Lisa Cossey, LCSW, February 26, 2019 – Most of us have heard the phrase, “You are what you eat.” Recent research into food and the effects it has on the body and mind now have us saying, “Change your food, change your mood.” Our brains are made of many neural pathways, transmitters, and chemicals […]

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What Vanderburgh County says about Youth First

I was talking to a 7-year old student about “safe places” and where to go if she is ever afraid. The little girl–her big brown eyes filled with emotion–said, “Miss Austin, if people can be safe places, you’re my safe place.”

Tiffany AustinYouth First Social Worker

You make my heart feel good.

Elementary School Studentto her Youth First Social Worker

I would have committed suicide had it not been for having my Youth First Social Worker there in my school my seventh grade year. Knowing that I had someone to go talk to, talk it out with, made all the difference in the world to me.

Middle School Student

I feel it is vitally important to have availability and access to Youth First Social Workers in all the schools and as many programs as possible. It literally saved my daughter’s life and provided me with a sounding board and a helping hand during the rough patches when I didn’t know where to turn.

JenniferParent of a Middle School Student

When I was in high school, I was dealing with problems at home and I had no interest in school. I was struggling with anxiety, depression and anger. I was making bad decisions until I was referred to my school’s Youth First Social Worker. I don’t think I would have graduated without her support.

SelenaFormer High School Student