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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.

MATFORCE is looking for Verde Valley youth

MATFORCE is looking for Verde Valley youth interested in participating in anti-substance abuse campaigns, media commercials, community events, and making a positive impact in their schools and communities throughout the Verde Valley area.

The MATFORCE Youth Action Team has monthly activities and/or meetings that will take place throughout the Verde Valley area. 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 by Wednesday, September 30th. Participants will be selected and notified by Friday, October 30th.

Application can be submitted online or mailed to:

MATFORCE
Attn: Lauren Young
8056 East Valley Road Suite B
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314

Questions? Contact Lauren Young at (928) 708-0100.

Flyer

Application


NOMINATE A GAME CHANGER

MATFORCE Game Changer Award logoRecognizing Those Who Are Creating a Positive Change in Our Communities.

In striving to reduce substance abuse, one of MATFORCE’s goals is to encourage positive and healthful activities and opportunities for everyone in our communities. That is why MATFORCE would like to recognize our community Game Changers.

There are many in our community who are Game Changers. Game Changers are youth or adults, who are going "above-and-beyond" to increase positive community changes. They are making a real difference in the lives of others.

You can nominate a youth, adult, group, business or organization that is making an outstanding effort in Yavapai County. Outstanding efforts or projects can be in any area, not just related to substance abuse. It can be an outstanding effort that minimizes a potential risk. Or it can be a positive effort in schools, businesses or the community that increases things like: health, safety, opportunity, knowledge or skills.

Click here to nominate a program or person today!


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

Kids 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!

  • We Believe that all children are capable of success, NO EXCEPTIONS
  • We Connect with all children in a meaningful, sustainable way
  • We Time Travel with children by teaching them to mentally time travel to their future in four destinations

Read more

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 winnerMATFORCE 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 winner


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Safe Prescription Drug Disposal

During normal business hours...
Greater Prescott Area:
  • Chino Valley Police Dept.
  • Prescott Police Dept.
  • Prescott Valley Police Dept.
  • Yavapai County Sheriff's Office
Verde Valley Area
  • Camp Verde Marshal's Office
  • Clarkdale Police Dept.
  • Cottonwood Police Dept.
  • Jerome Police Dept.
  • Sedona Police Dept.
  • Yavapai County Sheriff's Office
Flyer with address and phone info


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