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 Congratulates Winners of 2016 Youth Poster Contest

MATFORCE announces Ashley Wassell, an 11-year old student from Big Park School in Sedona, and Gage Sloniger, a 13-year old student from Mountain View Preparatory School in Cottonwood, are the grand prize winners of the MATFORCE 2016 Youth Poster Contest. In honor of their outstanding entries, these winners will each receive a $250 cash award.

2016 You Poster Contest Winners banner

MATFORCE’s poster contest is an annual event held to raise awareness about the risks of drug and alcohol abuse. Each year hundreds of students from throughout the county take part in the poster drawing event. This year’s theme was ‘Stand With Me, Be Drug Free.’ Winning posters will be featured in MATFORCE substance abuse prevention materials, including posters, in prevention workbooks for schools and on the MATFORCE website.

In addition to grand prize, first place winners were selected in seven different age categories. First place winners each will receive a $25 gift card. First place winners by category are: Age 5/6 – Jasmine Bryant, American Heritage Academy in Cottonwood; Age 7/8 – Brooklyn Renfroe, Mountain View Elementary School in Prescott Valley; Age 9/10 – Collin Riely Handley, Granite Mountain Middle School in Prescott; Age 11/12 – Kayla Shimko, Granite Mountain Middle School in Prescott; Age 13/14 -Gicel Olivas, Camp Verde High School; Age 15/16 – Usualdo Herrera, Camp Verde High School; and Age 17/18 – Daan Enrique-Mata of Chino Valley.

To view the winning artwork click here.

YOUTH: Want to stand out from the crowd?

Yavapai County Youth Council logoThe Yavapai County Youth Council is looking for students in 5th – 12th grade to participate in a youth-led group. We want your input!

Have fun participating in
* anti-substance abuse campaigns
* media commercials
* community events

Earn scholarships and service hours based on participation.

Join YC2 today! Click here for an application.

Nominate a Game Changer today!

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!

Annual Youth Contests for 2016

The annual Youth Poster and Video contests are here!

2016 Youth Poster Contest logoDeadline for the Poster contest is Friday, April 1, 2016.
See Flyer for contest guidelines and more information.



Youth Video Contest - Stand With Me, Be Drug FreeDeadline for the Video contest is Friday, March 25, 2016.
See Flyer for contest guidelines and more information.

MATFORCE Announces Youth Pizza Box Topper Contest Winners

Pizza Box Topper Youth Contest - Drinking under the age of 21 is NOT OK!Youth from throughout Yavapai County spoke out against underage drinking by entering the annual MATFORCE Pizza Box Topper Contest. The theme for the contest was ‘Drinking under the age of 21 is not okay.’ Winning artwork will be displayed on pizza box tops during the Super Bowl weekend (February 6th – February 7th). Participating pizza vendors, who will be displaying the artwork, are from Prescott, Prescott Valley, Cottonwood, Camp Verde and Sedona.

The contest winners are: Chesapeake Woods, grade 2, Basis in Prescott; Rumer Cox, grade 4, Big Park Community School in Sedona; Chelsea Chavira, grade 7, Glassford Hill Middle School in Prescott Valley; Georgia Whittaker, grade 10, North Point Expeditionary Learning Academy in Prescott.

View winning posters


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
  • Yavapai College Police Department - Prescott Campus
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
  • Yavapai College Police Department - Clarkdale Campus
Flyer with address and phone info

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