Coalition looks to promote positive youth development

SELINSGROVE — A coalition is seeking volunteers interested in promoting positive youth development.  The  has been in the works for about a year says member Deborah Shaffer, and is made up leaders throughout the community.

They are looking for more help says Shaffer.  “We have an event coming up in December and it is our first annual coalition meeting.  Anyone that works, lives or plays in Snyder County and is interested in positive youth development is invited.”
The coalition is part of the communities that care process, which guides communities through a model to prevent adolescent problem behaviors.  Shaffer says they will work with all sorts of youth.  “We target anyone from pre-school to high school, they could all be affected by the work that we do.”
Anyone interested in coming to the first coalition meeting December 14 at Susquehanna University from 9:00a.m.-2:00p.m. can e-mail Deborah Shaffer at snydercountycoalitionforkids@gmail.com. (Sara Bartlett)

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