Our Vision: Promoting a safe, healthy, and supportive community by giving opportunities, recognition, and skills to further develop youth, family, and community.
Our coalition was originally founded in the 90s, and was called MC Squared Community Coalition. In 2017, we began using the Communities That Care model.
CTC helps communities prevent problems before they develop.
CTC is evidence-based to help lower rates of youth problem behaviors, including:
substance use | violence | delinquency | school drop out | teen pregnancy | depression
Communities That Care (or CTC) guides communities through a five-phase change process using prevention science. Many communities that use the CTC process see dramatic reductions in levels of youth alcohol and tobacco use, crime and violence.
We want to break the multi-generation cycles of depression, substance use, and other issues that keep our young people from flourishing. When healthier teens become healthier adults, every aspect of our communities improve!
Open to Marquette County high school students in December 2 – 16. To enter:
The social media message should raise awareness about one of the following:
underage/binge drinking ● vaping ● tobacco ● opioid, marijuana, other drug use ● suicide
Students need to use reputable sites for information, and include the source in their post:
www.UPCNetwork.org ● NIDA ● CDC ● WHO ● Tobacco Free KIDS ● JUST Think TWICE ● Campus Drug Prevention WAIT21 ● TALK THEY HEAR YOU ● MDHHS
This contest was developed by UP Coalition Network, which is made up of the 14 Communities That Care (CTC) serving the Upper Peninsula. CTC is evidence-based to help lower rates of youth substance use, delinquency, depression, and more. The CTCs work together to create safer, healthier people for our young people.
To volunteer with the CTC, contact Jennifer Eyler at 906-315-2613 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Funding for this contest provided by NorthCare Network and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.
Our CTC is coordinated by Marquette County Health Department
Coordinator: Jennifer Eyler
Anyone in the community is welcome to join CTC! We're looking for people in the following sectors:
education | law enforcement | tribal | faith-based | government | medical | social services | families | youth
CTC members typically attend a one-hour meeting per month with their designated work group. Check out our membership page for more info, or contact us.