History & Purpose
Prior to the formation of Communities in Action, the community recognized the need for a youth oriented coalition and community partners came together to form the Partnership for Promise Coalition. This was modeled after America's Promise, a national group that promised the youth of America, five ways they would help them be successful. Richland County's Partnership for Promise facilitates collaboration with a variety of partners and youth oriented organizations to provide the youth in our community with:
1) Safe Places
2) Healthy Start
3) Caring Adults
4) Marketable Skills
5) Opportunities to Serve.
Second Thursday of the month
COMMUNITY Services Building Conference Rm. 201
Boys and Girls Club
Sidney Richland County Library
Boys and Girls Club
DUI/ Injury Prevention Task Force
Eastern Montana Mental Health
Drug Free Communities
Partnership For Promise is unique among the Communities in Action groups. It does not act like the other coalitions who focus on specific needs in the community, instead it acts as a "broker" for organizations and groups that focus on kids. It brings these groups to the same table in order for them to find partners and support for their own individual projects.
It is through Partnership for Promise that groups have come together to host Tobacco Prevention events, Boys and Girls Club activities, and the first "De-Stress Fest" at Sidney High School.
What We are Facing in Richland County
Partnership for Promise coordinates the activities of several organizations to make a more impactful and positive difference in Richland County communities.
They helped coordinate:
1. Red Ribbon Week with Tobacco Prevention
2. Kick Butts Day with Tobacco Prevention
3. Stronger Families, Stronger Communities with AmeriCorps
4. Story Walk with Best Beginnings and Active Richland County,
5. Healthy Family Support with Best Beginnings
6. De-Stress Fest with BGC, Eastern Montana/Parenting Montana, Youth CREW, AmeriCorps, and community members.
7. Moms of Preschoolers Emotional Wellness and Healthy Family Presentation with Best Beginning and LAC.
8. Bright by Text with Best Beginnings.
On March March 12th, P4P members from AmeriCorps, Boys and Girls, and Eastern Montana/Parenting Montana partnered with Sidney schools and community members to put on a "De-Stress Fest." The purpose of this was to provide the local high-school students with positive ways to deal with stress like using a journal, exercise, and breathing techniques. Additionally, the partners used a survey to identify stressors and handed out mental health resource cards.
We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future
—Franklin D. Roosevelt
For more information, or to get involved, please contact Ray Trumpower at firstname.lastname@example.org