Safe Teens Coalition and Neosho Area Coalition
The Safe Teens Coalition and Neosho Area Coalition are initiatives of the Alliance of Southwest Missouri that seek to promote healthy choices among teens in our community by working together to address issues that directly affect area youth. This is accomplished through educational programs, public awareness campaigns, media outreach, and data collection.
Through a collaborative community effort by individuals and organizations that serve our youth and communities in various capacities, the coalitions serve as a Youth Provider Network.
Some of the local agencies represented on these Coalitions include:
-Community Partnership of the Ozarks
-Joplin Police Department
-State of Missouri, Division of Youth Services
-Freeman Southwest Family YMCA
-Webb City High School
-Economic Security Corporation
-State Farm Insurance
-House of Hope - Joplin
-The Independent Living Center
-Missouri Career Center - Voices Youth Program
-Newton County Health Department
-Jasper County Juvenile Office
-State of Missouri, Children's Division
-Family Pharmacy of Neosho
-Jasper County Sheriff's Department
-Missouri State University
-City of Joplin
-Teen Challenge of the Four States
-Various other individual volunteers and youth serving organizations
Some of the local programs that the Safe Teens Coalition has supported include:
-Prescription and over-the-counter Drug Take Back project and installation of permanent drop boxes
-Neosho Youth Board
-Community education on synthetic drug use
-Town Hall meetings to address underage drinking
-Youth Advisory Summit
-Formation of a regional Youth Leadership Board
-Drug intervention courses
-Safe alternative activities for youth
For more information on how you can get involved, please contact Tammy Blaylock at email@example.com or call (417) 782-9899.
Community Mentoring Program
The Community Mentoring Program provides mentoring services and safe and structured alternative activities to at-risk youth in our community. The program is designed to help youth to connect with positive influences in their community and to introduce them to a variety of safe alternatives to the destructive behaviors they may have practiced in the past.
If you are a youth-serving agency that is interested in referring youth to the Community Mentoring Program, please contact Tammy Blaylock at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (417) 782-9899.