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Mission Statement With integrity and determination we, the citizens of Yavapai County, commit to working in partnership to build healthier communities by striving to eliminate substance abuse and its effects.
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Safely dispose of unwanted or expired medication during normal business hours at 10 locations throughout Yavapai County.
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MATFORCE receives top national honors as 'Coalition of the Year'
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MATFORCE receives Community Awareness Through Media award
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Learn about MATFORCE's history, our accomplishments, and where we are headed in 2014.
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Don’t Get Me Started, a program of MATFORCE, offers a brief monthly email that gives useful information and talking tips.   We call it being a MVP – a MATFORCE Valuable Parent.


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Don't Get Me Started, a program of MATFORCE, offers guidance for youth, parents and schools in talking about the risk of drugs and encourages making healthy choices. Click here to find out more


Marijuana Harmless? Think Again!, a program of MATFORCE, offers information on the harms of the drug marijuana and resources for prevention specialist and anti-drug coalitions. Click here to find out more


Experience a new way of viewing and interacting with every child!

kids at hopeKids at Hope training starts July 14th in Cottonwood.

Community members, teachers, and youth serving organizations can experience a new way of viewing and interacting with each child you serve.

Kids at Hope inspires, empowers and transforms schools, organizations serving youth and entire communities to create an environment and culture where all children experience success, NO EXCEPTIONS!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 ~ 5p to 8p
Mingus Union High School ~ Library
1801 E. Fir Street, Cottonwood

To register for this free workshop contact Brandi Bateman, bbateman@muhs.com or (928) 478-7943.

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Can’t make the July 14th training? September 10th or November 11th trainings available.

MATFORCE Announces 2015 “My Voice Makes a Difference” Video Contest Winners!

The annual contest is designed to give youth in Yavapai County the opportunity to express their voices and opinions in order to make a positive effect on reducing the abuse of drugs and alcohol.

Congratulations First Place Winners!

  • Middle School – Lego Animation, by Isaac Peterson, Micah Peterson, Trenton Gullikson of Glassford Hill Middle School
  • High School – The Split, by Connor Fraher of Bradshaw Mountain High School

Click here to view winning videos

2015 Youth Poster Contest grand prize winners announced

grand prize ava byrnesMATFORCE announces Ava Byrnes, a 7-year old student from Coyote Springs Elementary, and Danil Pelmenev, a 17-year old student from Red Rock High School, are the grand prize winners of the organization’s 2015 Youth Poster Contest.  Both winners will receive a $250 cash award.  Each winning poster will be featured on MATFORCE substance abuse prevention materials throughout 2015, including a poster, website and in prevention workbooks for schools.

View 2015 winning posters

 

grand prize danil pelmenev

Attention all 5th to 12th grade students!!

Youth Action Team gfxMATFORCE is looking for youth interested in participating in anti-substance abuse campaigns, media commercials, community events, and making a positive impact in their schools and communities.

The MATFORCE Youth Action Team has monthly activities and/or meetings that will take place in Prescott Valley and Prescott. Service hours and scholarship money can be earned depending on length of service. Let your voice be heard by participating in a youth group with a positive message!

To apply, please submit a completed application form and essay question (link to MATFORCE-YAT-App-online.pdf) by Thursday, April 30th. Participants will be selected and notified by Friday, May 15th.

Applications can be submitted online or mailed to:

MATFORCE
Attn: Kelly Lee
8056 East Valley Road
Suite B
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314

Questions? Contact Kelly Lee at (928) 708-0100

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The Annual Youth Poster Contest is Here!

poster300x100Create an original poster with an anti-drug message for a chance to win! Winners in each category. Open to all Yavapai County youth. Deadline April 3, 2015

 

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