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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

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

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

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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.

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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:

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

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



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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MATFORCE announces its annual “My Voice Makes a Difference” Youth Video Contest

my-voiceArea youth are invited to let their voices be heard by creating an original short video that makes a positive statement about reducing drug and alcohol abuse. Winning videos will be used by MATFORCE in multiple community events and as a Public Service Announcement on TV and in other venues. Schools, parents and youth can use the contest as a unique educational opportunity. A new College category has been added this year to encourage young adult participation. There are lots of chances to win cash prizes. A first, second and third place will be awarded in each of three categories: middle school, high school and college. First place winners will receive $300, with second and third place winners receiving $200 and $100 respectively. Honorable mention winners will receive $25.

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