Causes: Community Coalitions
Mission: Kossuth connections coalition works towards making kossuth county a safe, healthy, crime and drug free place to work, live, and raise kids by reducing the use of substance use, empowering youth by developing leadership opportunities, and limiting the access to substances in the county.
Programs: The caddy shack provides opportunities to the youth in the community to develop leadership skills as these are their first jobs. The experience helps empower them to take responsibility and learn different types of management skills. The caddy shack also provides a family friendly event for all ages to encourage kids to seek positive activities throughout the community.
youth development is an iowa of department of public health grant to bring researched based prgramming to youth. Kossuth connections delivers the life skills curriculum to the north union school which addresses prevention and promoting positive youth development.
drug free community support grant funds our coalition to lead the community towards two overall arching goals: (1) reduce underage drinking and (2) increase the community capacity to address the issues related to underage drinking.