The Youth Community Coalition is actively working with community partners to provide the promise of an effective education to every student in Columbia. Check out our Effective Education page to learn more.
National Safe Place week is March 17-23. This annual week highlights the Safe Place program, which brings together businesses and volunteers to provide immediate help and safety to young people facing abuse, neglect, bullying or other crisis situations. It is a time to raise awareness of Safe Place as an immediate option for youth in crisis and to recognize many valued Safe Place partners that strengthen the national safety net for youth.
To find out more about the Safe Place program in Columbia, click here.
A lot of times we get the question, “What exactly does the Youth Community Coalition do?” For such a simple question, at times, it can be hard to give a simple answer. This is because the work of the Youth Community Coalition covers such a broad spectrum. The Coalition addresses substance abuse, education, public safety, mental heath, teen pregnancy, and so much more. While the Coalition cares about specific issues, what lies at the heart of what we do is a passion for Positive Youth Development. This is the idea that kids aren’t divided up by what issues they struggle with, they are whole people, in need of support in every area of their live. Further, it is not about issues, it’s about solutions. It’s not about what makes a child weak, it’s about what makes them strong.
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Join YC2 as we celebrate National Mentoring Month! The YC2 Mentoring Collaborative will be posting different resources throughout the month, so check back to see how you can be involved in making a difference in the life of a child.
Mentoring Opportunity Resource Guide
Check out this comprehensive guide to mentoring opportunities in Boone County, MO. You’ll find all the information you’ll need to get plugged into mentoring. If you have any questions about the opportunities, please contact the agency representative listed.
In the meantime, check out the National Mentoring Month website: http://www.nationalmentoringmonth.org/
The Youth Community, Rainbow House, and dozens of community partners are working together to create safe places in Columbia. On April 18th, 2012, the Safe Place Program will be launched in Columbia, MO. The launch event will take place at Teen Fest in Flatbranch Park from 6-8pm. Check out the national website & watch this short video to find out more about the program and why it’s important.
If you want to know more about Safe Place and ways to help, contact the Youth Community Coalition: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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