Lewis County Thrives
Lewis County Thrives is a collective impact effort initiated by the Regional Alliance for Youth (RALLY). In 2013, after a regional meeting with all five counties of RALLY, Lewis County representatives began gathering monthly to support projects and better connect networks of service providers.
Thrives is local cross-sector collective with past and present representatives from Adna Jr/Sr High, Association of Washington School Principals, Cascade Mental Health, Centralia College, Centralia High, Centralia Middle, Cispus AmeriCorps, College Success Foundation, DSHS, DVR, ESD 113, Hispanic Roundtable, Juvenile Courts, La Cima, Lewis County Community Network, Lewis County Economic Development Council, Onalaska SD, SPIPA, Timberland Regional Library, WF West High School, White Pass School Board, White Pass Jr/Sr High.
Our History: LC Thrives Agendas & Minutes
ANNOUNCEMENT: The Chehalis CSO will no longer be keeping an updated resource list, however, most, if not all of the information is being added to 2-1-1 with most of the resources already available through them.
In the future please contact Sarah Teague (211 Data Manager) with United Way of Pierce County at 253-682-1825 or at firstname.lastname@example.org with any updates or changes. She is the person in charge of keeping the Lewis County resources up to date and will be happy to make any changes, etc. as needed.
Lewis County Thrives, the Timberland Regional Library and the Association of Washington Student Leaders (AWSL) will sponsor and implement a 3-day retreat at Cispus Learning Center for 8th grade students in rural Lewis County. The focus for the retreat will be on the transition into high school, life and career skills and creating connections across our county. Staff will be recruited from our local schools and libraries. We intentionally planned a date prior to second semester to develop follow up activities in our schools and libraries before students move on to high school.
During phase 5 of the Lewis County Community Health Improvement Plan or CHIP process, the idea to hold a retreat for all 8th grade students emerged to support Health Priority I (see below). LC Thrives is taking the lead to move the CHIP process forward through continued collaborations and collective impact efforts. LC Thrives is seeking financial support for the 8th grade skills retreat from our local businesses, nonprofit organizations and government agencies.
Lewis County Health Priority I: Improve economic and educational opportunities.
- Associated Goal 1: Improve educational and skill training opportunities.
- Associated Goal 2: Improve knowledge of employment and/or skill training opportunities within the public, commercial and educational sectors.
Lewis County Health Priority II: Improve access to and awareness of available health and social services.
- Associated Goal: Improve health and social service provider knowledge of opportunities and gaps in service.
School Counselor Resource Share
LC Thrives sponsored it's second annual "School Counselor Resource Share" in October of 2015. We will work toward another resource share in 2016.
MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON!
Brief Intervention Project
LC Thrives initiated a brief-intervention model to engage young people in futuristic thinking. We designed and tested a 30-minute training and corresponding information cards.
Does your staff engage with young adults? Contact Vincent Perez to a schedule a 30-minute training with your staff:
Youth Prevention Summit
The WA state Youth Prevention Summit will be held November 6-8, 2016 at the Yakima Convention Center. LC Thrives will once again support a Lewis County cohort.
The goal of the Prevention Summit is to provide an enriching and culturally competent training and networking opportunity for youth, volunteers and professionals working toward the prevention of substance abuse, violence and other destructive behaviors as well as integrating such prevention efforts with primary health care.