A community youth coalition pulls young people from across multiple sectors to reach common goals.  The youth promote local change from a grassroots perspective through programming, campaigns, awareness, and community education.  They mobilize local movement associated from the bottom-up rather than the top-down.  Our future depends on their success!

The youth membership is inclusive from ages 14 - 19, and that membership elects the leadership team.  Members must maintain an active role in the coalition, regularly attend meetings, and may join at any time.


The youth coalition meets monthly from August through May.  The August meeting is considered the first meeting of the year, where leadership is appointed; there is a brief overview of the core values, expectations, and current work that is taking place within the coalition. 

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Youth Coalition

Let's Be Together

Hey youth, you can empower your own generation to take their rightful seat at the decision-making table and shape work that reflects your values.  You can promote local change through programming, campaigns, policy, and community education.  Join the youth coalition to:

  • Be heard

  • Meet people

  • Create real community change

  • Receive letters of recommendation

  • Gain community recognition

  • Enhance scholarship opportunities

  • Access paid internships

  • Experience after-hours events

  • Influence state-level decisions

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Local Youth Opportunities

Things that make you swell

Promoting healthy behaviors such as setting goals, talking about your feelings, adequate exercise and sleep, eating breakfast, drinking water, maintaining a healthy weight, and refraining from tobacco and drinking encourages health and well-being.   Do you often find you need ideas to keep you going?  Try these:

  • Go to the park

  • See a movie

  • Start a blog

  • Check out Recreation Commission activities

  • Walk the dog

  • Take a day-trip with your friends to the lake

  • Bowling

  • Attend a community event

  • Read a book

  • Prepare a meal

  • Arcade

  • Join us for a Coalition or Task Force meeting

  • Go to a sporting event

  • Get friends together to play a game outside

  • Join a youth group

  • Watch a play, go to the museum, or watch live music

  • Make a video

  • Volunteer your time

  • Apply for scholarships

You are in charge of your future and influence the reputation of your community!