Youth Events

Partners in Prevention provides youth activities throughout the year. These type activities can develop new friendships; create new interests and hobbies; develop leadership skills; and provide a positive, safe environment for children to have fun.

Research shows that youth involved in after ­school activities and goal­ oriented structured programs are less likely to engage in harmful activities such as drugs, violence and crime; and are more likely to develop conflict resolution skills and the ability to work positively with others. Furthermore, recent studies show that nearly one ­fourth of children in the United States are obese. Physical activity for youth can help combat weight issues, diabetes, high blood pressure and risk of heart disease.