AstraZeneca Awards $25,000 to Youth First, Inc.

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POSEY COUNTY, Ind. (WEHT) – AstraZeneca has awarded $25,000 to Youth First, Inc. to strengthen the social and emotional well-being of students in Posey County.

Youth First partners with school districts to put social workers in school buildings, where they become mentors for students and prevention coaches for parents and teachers.

Youth First social workers help build relationships, foster readiness for positive change and boost resiliency along with other valuable life skills.

Youth First’s president says children are growing up in a challenging world that puts them at risk for suicide and violence, among other things.

“Our children are growing up in a complex and challenging world that puts them at greater risk for substance use, suicide, violence and harmful behaviors. AstraZeneca’s investment is critical to achieving Youth First’s mission. Working together, we can protect and heal the hearts of more young people and their families in Posey County.”

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(This story was originally published on September 11, 2019)

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