The DeKalb County KEYS Initiative and Kishwaukee United Way are teaming up again to offer the second annual Care or Be Square Youth & Family Volunteer Fair for DeKalb County youth in grades 6 through 12.
Non-profit organizations interested in participating as a vendor should contact Mary Hess (815.756.8501, ext. 114) or Dawn Littlefield (815.756.7522).
The IYS was administered to DeKalb County students in February. The survey asked 6th and 8th graders, high school sophmores and seniors about topics such as drugs, alcohol, bullying and nutrition. For county results visit: http://iys.cprd.illinois.edu/results/county-reports
DCP/SAFE hosted their 23rd annual assembly on October 23rd, 2012 at DeKalb County Farm Bureau. Students from YAG presented community members and organizations with certificates of appreciation for their prevention efforts and Clay Campbell was awarded the first ever Excellence Award for his dedication to improve the quality of life for DeKalb County youth.
DCP/SAFE attended CADCA’s 23rd National Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C. February 4th-February 7th. The team was excited to learn new prevention skills and collaborate with other drug-free coalitions throughout the country. DCP/SAFE got a chance to meet with Illinois 16th District Representative, Adam Kinzinger’s legislative correspondent, Patrick Ptak, to discuss current prevention struggles in DeKalb County. Photographed in picture: Capri Smith, Laura Miller, Carinna Corbett and Melissa McAvoy.
MISSION The Ben Gordon Center Prevention and Education Program’s purpose is to facilitate the promotion of community based prevention, wellness and healthy lifestyles for youth, adults and the community as a whole within DeKalb County, using researched based, best practiced, and outcome driven prevention strategies that includes input and collaboration with the DeKalb County Partnership for a Substance Abuse Free Environment (DCP/SAFE) Coalition. VISION Our vision is to create greater DeKalb County where there is optimal mental health resilience and minimal mental health inequity and stigma among all county residents.