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The Yes Partnership Assists Our Local Youth

The Yes Partnership will hold their annual Holiday luncheon, raffle, and silent auction later today at the Black Oak Casino Resort.

Bob White, Yes Partnership Director, was Friday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.

The sold out luncheon is a major fundraiser to benefit Tuolumne County’s YES Partnership.

The YES Partnership is a community-wide coalition dedicated to supporting Tuolumne County youth and families by preventing suicide, substance, and child abuse. Members include health care professionals, law enforcement, volunteer groups, non-profit organizations, educators, youth-serving organizations, parents and youth leaders from Tuolumne County.

The YES Partnership works collaboratively with local organizations, parents, and teens to create a drug-free and suicide-safe community by increasing protective factors among youth through the following three strategies:

1)Engage youth in leadership opportunities.

2)Support and provide positive adult interaction with youth.

3)Develop youth assets.

White says that current issues are discussed and directly dealt with such as school bullying and threats, substance abuse, marijuana and other issues facing the local youth.

According to White, “This year we kicked off our 31st year of supporting youth and families in Tuolumne County. We don’t know every individual that has been helped by our services and programs but we have met several who have thanked us personally.”

For youth who are wanting, needing or seeking help, call (209) 533-1397 ext 220 or log onto www.yespartnership.net

The “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard every weekday morning at 6:45, 7:45 and 8:45 on AM 1450 and FM 102.7 KVML.