May 11, 2017 By Comments Off on Our Accomplishments

Power Up YOUth, in collaboration with countless community partners, has gently shifted important policies that ultimately benefit our youth, hosted local consciousness-raising workshops and listening sessions, and consistently stressed the Science of Positive.

Did You Know?

  • We were a founding presence in the Hamilton County Crimestoppers.
  • We collaborated with Hamilton County municipalities to pass local Social Host ordinances.
  • We hosted Listening Sessions with State Leaders, who heard first-hand local concerns about substance abuse.
  • We joined the Hamilton County ISU Extension Service and Outreach to host, and partially fund attendance to, Crucial Conversations workshops.
  • We host the Hamilton County Youth Summit each year.
  • We initiated the intergenerational conversations that led to the Webster City Council forming the Youth Advisory Council.
  • We connected the Iowa Office of Drug Control Policy to WCPD to obtain a free permanent drug drop box.
  • We successfully advocated for drug-free kid zones at community events.
  • We advise and support Hamilton County Extension to implement the researched-based Strengthening Families Program 10-14 curriculum for 7 weeks two times each year for middle school youth and their parents.


Results Produced Through All the Collaborations,
Hostings and Myriad Efforts

  • Past 30-day use of alcohol among 6th, 8th and 11th graders dropped from 22% in 2005 to 12% in 2012.
  • 11th grade past 30-day use dropped from 46% to 25% in the same time period.
  • 2,773 volunteer hours in 2013 alone!
  • The value of our volunteer hours was more than $52,000 in the last fiscal year!


Click here to view our 2016 Accomplishments