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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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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


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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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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MATFORCE Announces Youth Pizza Box Topper Contest Winners

pizza-box-topper-winner-collage-webYouth from throughout Yavapai County spoke out against underage drinking by entering the annual MATFORCE Pizza Box Topper Contest. The theme for the contest was ‘Say No to Underage Drinking.’ Winning artwork will be displayed on pizza box tops during the Super Bowl weekend (January 30th-February 1st). Participating pizza vendors, who will be displaying the artwork, are from Prescott, Prescott Valley, Cottonwood, Camp Verde and Sedona.

The contest winners are: Raphael Beltran, a first grade homeschooler from Clarkdale; Brandon Peterson, grade 5, Liberty Traditional School in Prescott Valley; Isabelle Martin, grade 8, Glassford Hill Middle School in Prescott Valley; Kayla King, grade 12, Bradshaw Mountain High School in Prescott Valley and Nick Daniels, grade 9, from Camp Verde High School.

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MATFORCE Announces Youth ‘Pizza-Box-Topper’ Art Contest

MATFORCE invites area youth to enter the “Say No to Underage Drinking” Youth Art Contest. Winning entries will receive cash prizes. Participating pizza stores will be attaching the winning posters to the top of their pizza boxes helping raise awareness about underage drinking risks.

Creating pizza box toppers gives youth a chance to make a healthy choice by speaking out against the harms of underage drinking.

Contest deadline is Friday, December 12, 2014 at 4:00 PM.

Click here for contest guidelines or more information.

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