Monday, October 1, 2012

Youth Leadership Council News

By: Meredith Miller

As the school year has started the YLC program has been thinking of new ways to help inform the community and school about the affects of drugs and alcohol abuse. So far we have had three meetings in those meetings we have been brainstorming ways to help create our "ideal" school and community. Some of the ideas that were tossed around included more interactive things for the youth to do throughout the community as well as creating a more stable learning environment in the schools.

Another event for the YLC program is an upcoming training held at the Roberts Memorial Building. The event will be held on October 10th. This will help inform new members and help returning members stay up to date on prevention. This training will also be a chance for the club to come up with new ideas for more specific awareness events throughout the year such as; Kick Butts Day, Alcohol Awareness Month, and Red Ribbon Week. As a group we are excited to get started and make changes in the community and we hope that the community members see all the positives changes!

YLC Members training their peers at the Youth Leadership
Training held on October 25, 2011
Any student in Van Buren County who is interested in joining YLC can contact coordinator, Heidi Bainbridge at For more information you can check out the YLC website or Facebook page located at or contact us by phone at 319-293-6412.

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