R2 Youth

The Project CARE Coalition is excited to have our middle and high school youth involved with our prevention efforts! The coalition’s initiatives are designed to prevent and reduce alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use (ATOD), encourage decisions that will lead to healthy lifestyles, and enhance and increase leadership skills and opportunities for youth interested in becoming advocates for prevention.

We encourage youth involvement and listed below are ways they can show they CARE!

  • Attend coalition meetings and serve on the Youth Committee/Advisory Board
  • Assist with conducting youth-led forums and focus groups about ATOD at their respective schools
  • Create and develop district-wide multimedia campaigns and public service announcements about ATOD awareness
  • Enhance the coalition’s social media presence
  • Participate in youth leadership training’s, town hall meetings, prom and graduation campaigns, and other drug-free activities
  • Promote the coalition and recruit diverse groups of youth to get involved

A Project CARE Liaison has been identified for each middle and high school to assist youth who are interested in participating with the coalition.


Middle Schools:

Blythewood – Dr. Cheryl Williams

Dent – Nanette Hollis

E. L. Wright – Brenda Warnow

Kelly Mill – Leroy York

Longleaf – Janelle Butler

Muller – Jamey Patterson


High Schools:

Blythewood – Ryan Brooks

Richland Northeast – Jackie Jacobs

Ridge View –  Trena Mack

Spring Valley – Joe Paschal

Westwood – Tressa Wright