Youth Board Members:
Kent middle & senior high school students
Work together to plan and implement the Game of Life Youth Conference!
- Put together youth board driven projects that focus on drug/alcohol prevention, health, wellness, leadership development and much more
- Receive many hours of community service
How often does the Youth Board meet?
Youth board members meet 2-3 times per month on Wednesdays from 2:30-4:00 by Kent City Hall. We are often asked to present to schools and other community groups.
How do I apply to be on the Youth Board?
As a member of the youth board we will…
- Have a positive influence on our peers toward making healthy choices
- Be driven by our genuine care and interest of making a difference
- Value our friendships in and outside of the youth board
- Respect ourselves and others with an open mind
- Strive to uphold our strong integrity through our actions and words
2016 Game of Life Video
Kent Drug Free Coalition
The Kent Drug Free Coalition works with students, parents, schools and community members to prevent and reduce underage drug and alcohol use. We work closely with the Kent Police Youth Board in these efforts!
Some of our work includes:
- Town hall meetings for parents & educators
- Working with alcohol establishments to ensure legal sales, ID checks and safe service
- Providing parents and other information on talking with youth about the impacts of drugs and alcohol
- Distribution of Youth Connections Magazine - great articles for parents and kids!
- Partnering with Kent Schools to work with students
We are always looking for community members, youth and adult, to join us. Meetings are the 3rd Wednesday of each month, 5:30 pm at the Kent Police Department. For more information, contact 253-856-5883 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kent City Council Member Dana Ralph - Director
- Dave Hobbs, Kent Parks & Recreation
- Randy Heath, Kent School District
- Paula Frederick, Kent Youth & Family Services
- Toni Troutner, community member
- Eric Munson, Heidi's Promise & Nexus Youth & Family
- Colleen McMeen, Multicare
- Commander Mike O'Reilly, Kent Police Department
- Gina Beretta, community member
- Marylou Becvar, community member
- Cheryl Burnam, Kent Youth & Family Services
- Carla Viltz, Kent Youth & Family Services
- Derek Ralph, student
- Sara Wood, Kent Police Department
- John Pagel, Kent Police Department & Washington State Traffic Safety Commission Target Zero Manager
- Stacy Judd, Kent Police Department
Drug/Alcohol Prevention and Other Resources
Crisis Clinic Line - 1-866-427-4747 provides many resources for teens and adults in
Start Talking Now - provides resources and information for parents on talking to our kids about drugs and alcohol