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Join Our North River Youth Coalition

By, With & For Youth

One of our great joys is knowing that North River communities value the future of our youth. We know when given the opportunity to be in community leadership roles, they can add authenticity, enthusiasm, and their unique experiences. This is why we are forming a North River Youth Coalition for teens ages 14-18.


Our coalition will be "By, With & For Youth", meaning that the members drive the culture and direction of the coalition. They will have equal input, share credit and accountability for the coalition, and collaborate with board members, local business owners and government leaders.

What are the benefits of joining?

  • having your voice heard & making a difference in the community

  • developing your leadership, communication & collaboration skills

  • meeting new people, forming lasting friendships & having fun

  • community service & scholarship opportunities

  • gaining experience that will last a lifetime


What are the requirements to join?

  • committed to living a drug & alcohol free lifestyle

  • a current GPA of 2.5, or higher

  • possess leadership qualities

  • involvement in school, church and/or community extra-curricular activities

  • volunteer experience and/or contributed to the community in some way


If you would like to apply for one of the youth ambassador spots on our coalition, please fill out the online application; the link is provided below. Additionally, as part of the application process, you will need one letter of recommendation from a teacher counselor, coach, business leader, employer, church leader or non-parental adult. Once you have submitted the application, your letter must be emailed to Ms. Olsen at


The program will begin in May or June 2021. Dates, times and meeting information will be communicated during the application process, and those selected will be expected to commit to maintaining good grades, living a drug- and alcohol- free lifestyle, and serving as a community leader and youth ambassador.

Applications are due by March 31, 2021

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Starring students from Parrish Community High School: Kendall, Jeffery, Zoe, David, Makayla, Diego, Jules, Christian, Adde, Liam & Lexi.

Director/Cinematographer: Brad Bryan of Brad!Bryan Multimedia Inc.

Assistant Director: Daniel Perales

In Memory of Mikeal Steele

Why I Don't Vape

Starring students from Palmetto High School:

Reagan, Myles, Sydney, Chris, Holly,

Cristina & Riley.

Director/Cinematographer: Brad Bryan of Brad!Bryan Multimedia Inc.

Assistant Director: Daniel Perales

Special Thanks: Bryan Wilkes, Palmetto HS

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