From Poolesville High School Day Breakfast (2023)
Five students from Poolesville High School speak about their daily stresses they face as students and how a community center could help provide, among other things, a "safe space" where students could unwind, connect with each other, conduct club meetings, talk to trusted adults and mentor, exercise, and play games.See more about the students who spoke below!
The Upcounty Prevention Network (UPN) mobilizes the power of community to promote healthy youth lifestyles.
The Upcounty Prevention Network (UPN) is a community-based organization that focuses on promoting positive development, health, and well-being among youth in its service area. Through a variety of initiatives, UPN seeks to create a supportive environment that encourages young people to make healthy choices and avoid risky behaviors.Read More
The Upcounty Prevention Network enriches the lifestyles of area youth through positive action, education, and support of healthy choices. Young people engage alongside adults as voting members on the UPN leadership board to plan and implement our activities.
We are a team of volunteers who care about our youth. Our membership is composed of local students, educators, parents, medical and mental health providers, government and school leaders, and caring community members.