Community members...Rise up


As an adult you interact with many different young people each day. Here are a few ideas to consider when identifying youth you might impact:

  • youth you interact with frequently
  • staff at local businesses (Examples: ice cream shops, restaurants, grocery stores, movie theaters)
  • neighborhood youth


After you identify the youth you interact with regularly, make a commitment to invest your time with them. Here are some examples on how to make that investment:

  • attend local youth events (sporting events, theater, musical, academic competitions)
  • contribute to fundraisers or if unable to commit financially, ask the youth what the fundraiser is for, compliment them on their initiative, or commitment etc.


Grow your relationship and develop a connection with identified youth. Intentionally have conversations with them about issues that impact their life. Here are some ideas to spark these conversations:

  • ask about their day
  • compliment their actions (smiling, politeness, job duties)
  • thank them for their actions
  • ask about their interests, hobbies or life plans

Visit our Talking Tips page for more information.

impact your community

Want to have an impact in your community around substance use issues?

Attend a HC3 meeting:

Coalition Meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month at 12 Noon

Please check the Events page for meeting details and any changes.

Involved in a community organization or own a business?

Invite us to host an event at your location or speak at your event!

Contact us to help sponsor an event or strategy.

Support HC3 financially.