Quincy Partnership for Youth participated in a consensus workshop. We were striving to answer this core question: What are some practical ways QPY can live up to our role and responsibility to the community to achieve change? Members utilized the TOPS facilitation process to come up with 3 main areas of focus for the future.
Quincy Partnership for Youth began our strategic planning efforts with a needs and resources discussion. We charted the resources on a map of the city. Resources include but are not limited to Renew Behavioral Health, Quincy United, Head Start, Serve Quincy, food bank, Recreation Department, library, Community Health, city parks, the summer weight room, QPY,
Quincy Partnership for Youth hosted a discussion with Reece Leavitt of the Grant County Health District regarding the display of paraphernalia in local convenience stores and gas stations. We know from the Healthy Youth Survey that 31% of Grant County students believe their community is accepting of substance use. By openly displaying paraphernalia in local
Quincy Partnership for Youth hosted a discussion regarding vaping. We heard from our youth their thoughts that the vaping and drug use we are seeing in the community could be due to a lack of coping skills. Many of our young people in the community are struggling with mental health issues and are looking for
First, a call to action! Our Strengthening Families program could really use some more volunteers. We run this program every Friday (for the next 6 weeks) from 6-8:00 pm. If anyone is available to help out, please reach out to me. Some things you would be doing include, helping to set up and clean up,
Quincy Partnership for Youth sponsored a Prevention 101 training with Jennifer Dorsett. Jennifer is an experienced Certified Prevention Professional with 17 years in the field. She gave us some extremely valuable insight for growing our coalition capacity. We learned so much from our time with her. If you are interested in learning more about coalition