Since 1991, Youth Alliance has worked alongside our member organizations to prevent teen substance misuse, to help create quality early childhood education opportunities and to help teens find ways to serve their community while learning new job skills.
We’ve dedicated over 30 years of time, talent and resources from our partners and members toward placing our youth on top as a community asset. Together, we’re setting the tone for our community by promoting youth asset development, community engagement and responsibility and the value of early childhood education.
What We Believe
Our mission is to engage with community partners in practical ways in order to improve the lives of children and families. Our work is more important than ever because we know that youth in Northwest Missouri are facing new pressures and dangers – such as bullying, depression, suicide risks and increasing exposure to drugs or alcohol. Youth Alliance engages in programs that work toward six specific goals that we believe fulfill our mission of improving the lives of children and families:
- Children and families are safe
- Children and families are healthy
- Children are ready to enter school
- Children and youth are succeeding in school
- Youth are ready to enter the workforce and become productive citizens
- Parents can maintain meaningful employment