Impact & Accomplishments
There are several strategies that HCHY has used throughout the years to help make a positive impact on the community.
In the past, the committee supported presentations to the School Districts entitled “Parent Party Patrol”. Representatives from law enforcement, insurance companies, public health, the Department of Human Services and a parent would talk about the impact of alcohol and other drugs on youth. They encouraged parents to talk with their youth about making healthy choices. This presentation is still available.
In 2004, HCHY started to host Family and Community Town Suppers (FACTS). Attendance of all ages has ranged from 50 to over 100 participants. These are exciting events that include a meal, panel presentation, discussion and parent education programs. Topics have included: Alcohol and other drugs; homelessness; internet crimes; youth choices; and bullying.
HCHY has helped to support the Tri-County, Wautoma, and Wild Rose School Districts with school surveys. Surveys administered over the years include the Search Institute Survey, The Choices Survey and most recently the Youth Risk Behavior Survey. This survey is given in the spring of even-numbered years.
HCHY also has funds available to help support drug-free activities for youth and families in Waushara County. Over the years, the Committee has helped to support: Family Ski Day; Mentoring Programs; Youth Leadership Workshops; Post Prom Activities; the Skate Park; Summer Library Programs and Parent Education Programs.