Youth Community Coalition

Partner Type

Education, Children & Youth

Description and Mission

Youth Community Coalition works toward decreasing substance abuse and promoting healthy behaviors among Columbia's youth to foster their development into productive citizens. Over 50 organizations and individuals are represented on the Coalition, including students from local highs schools. YC2 works toward decreasing substance abuse and promoting healthy behaviors among Columbia's youth to foster their positive development. In addition to substance abuse, YC2 addresses many other issues that impact youth: education, pregnancy, homelessness, violence, suicide, poverty, employment, and more. YC2 utilizes a unique approach to working with youth. It's called Positive Youth Development. This approach seeks to ensure that all of the building blocks youth need to develop into healthy, productive adults are available and provided by our community. YC2 is also formally recognized as a partner at the Youth Advisory Commission to the City of Columbia City Council. This gives youth a voice to the city and the ability to communicate about what is best for youth and families.

Activities:

---Mobilization of the community ---Connecting and analyzing local indicator data ---Prioritizing the community's key issues ---Educating community members and key leaders and involving them in solutions ---Fostering diverse partnerships to involve everyone on the solution ---Advocating for the use of prevention science and measurable outcomes in programming

Special emphasis and skills:

Drug Abuse Prevention, Youth Emphasis

Contact Information:

Youth Community Coalition

201 Switzler St.
Columbia, Miss 65203
Phone: (573) 554-7041
Fax:(573) 443-0051

Homepage

http://www.yc2.org

How to Serve

I want to earn credit for service (through service-learning)

In order to earn credit while serving on this project, please contact the MU Office of Service Learning online by submitting this form or calling us at 573.882.0227.

I want to volunteer

If you want to volunteer with this agency, please contact them directly through the contact information listed above.