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1 Midland County Youth Master Plan Jennifer Heronema Midland County Health & Human Services Council June 25, 2014

2 YMP Mission Inspire and guide Midland County youth- oriented organizations to support and provide positive opportunities for local youth to flourish and thrive.

3 Physical Health Social, Emotional & Spiritual Health Education Basic Needs & Safety Enhance parenting education Inform and engage the community Increase access to youth programs and services Increase collaboration and community partnerships Build Developmental Assets in our youth GOALS

4 Objective: Improve Physical Health Goal: Increase/improve coordination & collaboration of services provided to youth that target physical health Achievements Expanded offering of fun runs/walks MCC/MPS Middle School Sports Program Improved injury prevention efforts Increased access to dental services for low-income Access to Summer Food Service Program Opportunities (Low Difficulty/High-Impact) Provide training for teachers, coaches and volunteers to build assets Nutrition Awareness Week: Communitywide messages and programming Countywide collaboration on elementary-level fitness goals

5 Objective: Improve Social, Emotional & Spiritual Health Goal: Increase/improve coordination and collaboration of services provided to youth that target social, emotional and spiritual health Achievements Midland Neighboring Midland Mentors/BBBS System of care for substance abuse prevention and recovery Youth-serving organizations throughout the community have adopted the developmental assets concept and have integrated assets into their programming Opportunities (Low Difficulty/High-Impact) Teen Give-Back Days Establish a recognition program for teens

6 Objective: Families have access to high-quality education. Youth are ready to succeed in school & life Goal: Increase services to enhance the educational systems in Midland County with emphasis on the economically disadvantaged Achievements Attendance/truancy programs Michigan School-Justice Partnership Midland County Career & College Access Network (UCCAN) Middle School Parent Night Opportunities (Low Difficulty/High-Impact) Create a centralized location for youth and parents to gain awareness of youth-related services/activities/programs Increase parent engagement in schools

7 Objective: Families of youth are safe & economically stable Goal: Increase services to enhance the educational systems in Midland County with emphasis on the economically disadvantaged Achievements Increased intolerance of bullying (DARE Officers, Midland Noon Rotary Advocate for Youth Committee) School resource officers Compliance checks – alcohol/tobacco Youth Law Enforcement Academy After-School Programs provided by the ROCK Opportunities (Low Difficulty/High-Impact) Drug overdose trend in Midland County Impact of social media on youth (sexting/bullying) Texting & driving among youth Improve emergency services for youth in crisis – Text 911

8 Next Steps TLC will continue to serve as the facilitator of the YMP, but the plan is collectively owned and implemented by Midland’s youth-serving organizations. The plan includes an exhaustive list of ideas and strategies for achieving the goals set forth in We encourage everyone to review the YMP, as well as the updated metrics, to see if there is something you or your organization can do.

9 The Survey We anticipate administering the Assets & Behaviors Survey again in late Then we will begin working on the next iteration of the Midland County Youth Master Plan. Stay tuned, as planning will begin soon, and we’ll be looking for collaborators!

10 Information The following documents have been posted to The Legacy Center website: – Youth Master Plan (original/complete) – Updated Metrics – Today’s Presentation development/ development/

11 Thank You!


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