Reach for the future
“Reach changed my life.” “This was the best 3 days I’ve ever had.” “Reach was amazing.” These are comments young people say every year after attending the Reach For The Future Conference. Over 350 students and adults will be attending the 18th annual Reach For The Future Conference. Reach was developed locally and now has become recognized throughout California as a premier youth conference.
Reach For The Future is specifically designed to ensure young people learn through activities that stimulate the heart, mind and body. The conference is planned and implemented by youth to provide opportunities for young people to safely express and learn about the leader inside of them through Challenge Day, workshops and outdoor low and high rope elements. High school students from throughout California will attend this three day conference that allows young people an environment to further develop their foundation as leaders in their school and community.
Reach For The Future provides an opportunity for training that mobilizes youth and adults as partners in creating positive community and environmental change on their school campus and in the community. Participants find this conference a critical part of the success to their school and community based youth leadership programs and efforts to reduce alcohol, drug and violence problems.
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Chico Alcohol Policy Workshop
The City of Chico in partnership with Butte County Department of Behavioral Health hosted a workshop on Community Alcohol Policy: Solutions to a Better Chico. The Chico Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Chico Business Association were both in support of this event. The workshop provided the following information:
The economic, social and public health impact of alcohol and alcohol related problems
in the City of Chico.
Evidence based strategies to reduce alcohol related community issues which includes a
comprehensive approach involving multiple community sectors.
Effective community policies or city ordinance(s) that will create a lasting change and
provide cost recovery.
In the year 2012 Chico alcohol related crime incidents totaled 1,639. Alcohol-related arrests account for approximately 35% of the Police Department’s arrests. Local rates of underage drinking are higher than those for the state of California or the nation as a whole. Chico currently has an oversaturation of alcohol licenses based on the California Alcohol Beverage Control established numbers derived from the census tract for each geographical area. In a Enloe Medical Center Community Health Survey the second ranked “Risky Behavior” facing our community was Alcohol Use. In 2013 California State University Chico held Community and Campus “Call To Action” meetings to create action to solve the safety and alcohol issues among its students on campus and within the community. A small work group was formed by a
recommendation from the Chico Internal Affairs Committee which includes local business owners, restaurants and bars, community leaders, property owners, prevention practitioners, law enforcement and the college community. This workshop is a result of that workgroup.
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