“End of Tour Celebration”

On March 18th, our Safety kids, Show-Me Players, and UPLIFT performers gathered to celebrate their successful tour. These talented individuals have dedicated themselves to sperading crucial messages of substance use prevention and positive mental health. Their passion, energy, and commitment have touched countless lives, inspiring hope and resilience in schools far and wide. As they came together to mark this milestone, let’s join in celebrating their impactful efforts and the invaluable message they’ve shared with the world. Here’s to the power of positive peer support and the promise of a brighter, healthier future for all. #YouthEmpowerment


Performers: 5th graders

Audience: K-3rd Grade


Performers: High Schoolers

Audience: 6th Grade


Performers: 7th Graders

Audience: 4th & 5th Grade


Open to ALL Cole County High School Students

Do you know any area youth who might be interested in being a part of our programs?

If so, contact us at 573-636-2411 or email or!

We are so thankful for community members and groups that support our primary prevention efforts.

JOIN US ON SATURDAY, APRIL 27th as a runner, walker, or volunteer!

Mark Your Calendars & Save the Date!!!


Prom season is an exciting time for teenagers, but it can also be a source of worry for parents. Here are some tips for navigating conversations with your teens about prom:

OPEN DIALOGUE: Initiate an open and honest conversation with your teen about their plans for prom night. Encourage them to share their thoughts, concerns, and expectations for the evening.

SAFETY FIRST: Emphasize the importance of safety measures, including avoiding drugs and alcohol. Disucssing a plan for transportation and setting a curfew can help ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

SET EXPECTATIONS: Clearly communicate your expectations regarding behavior and decision-making. Remind your teen about the values and principles you’ve instilled in them, and encourage them to make responsible choices.

LISTEN ACTIVELY: Listen attentively to your teen’s perspectives and concerns. Acknowledge their feelings and validate their experiences, even if you don’t agree.

TRUST AND SUPPORT: Reassure your teen that you trust them to make responsible choices, but also let them know that you’re available to offer guidance and support whenever needed.

STAY INFORMED: Stay informed about prom events and activities, including after-parties. Knowing where your teen will be and who they’ll be with can provide peace of mind.

Remember, prom night is a significant milestone for teens, and it’s essential to approach it with a balance of trust, support, and guidance. By fostering open communication and setting clear expectations, you can hel ensure that your teen has a safe and memorable prom experience.