Youth & Families: Accepted, Inspired, Healthy!


1010 9th Street, Suite 2
Rapid City, SD 57701

Building Bridges with Youth to Live Safe, Drug Free, and Healthy Lives

Through My Lens . . .

Lifeways Benefit Photography Contest

Submissions are closed - please join us on October 16th, 2014, for the Artist Reception & Silent Auction, 6-8pm at the Dahl. Winning photos and other silent auction items available for purchase.  

"Like" your favorite photo from all entries on our facebook page (9/22-26th 2014) to vote for your choice for the People's Choice Award. Winner of People's Choice from Facebook vote will receive an "Adventure Package" - Zipline Adventure from Rushmore Tramway Adventures, Big Thunder Gold Mine Tour & Old Tyme Photo. Vote at: 

Lifeways Rapid City Facebook

Lifeways First Annual Benefit Photography Contest

Lifeways Photography Contest sorry submissions have closed - start now looking for great photo opportunities for next year's contest.

 Go to What's Happening to learn more about October 16th Artist Reception & Silent Auction for 2014, and other events that are happening during this year.  


About Lifeways

Our Purpose is to:


  • connect and empower youth to discover and pursue what they truly love to do,
  • so they have a reason to "say no" to alcohol and drugs' artificial high
  • rather than "say no," they will say, "I know!"

Lifeways provides alcohol and drug prevention, intervention and outpatient counseling services in Rapid City, Hill City and Custer middle and high schools.

We reach out to the community to:

  • create a positive and healthy environment in which to raise children and teenagers
  • work with youth in order to greatly improve their lives: Healthy, Happy, Productive!


Did you know . . .

  • Nine out of 10 people who are addicted became addicted before the age of 18
  • Cost of drug abuse exceeds $400 billion per year
  • Drugs kill 365 Americans every day

How can you help?

You can help in several ways:

  • Financial donations
  • Volunteering to help with an event
  • Offering to provide snacks, program materials or
  • Joining our Lifeways Community Coalition--see our Community Page

More About Us

The Lifeways Board Of Directors is a ten-member board with a diverse background in business, law enforcement, education, juvenile justice and students. 

  • Lifeways believes in the value of youth voices being included in our work.
  • We have three youth board positions on our Board of Directors;  Youth and Adults working shoulder to shoulder.
  • Authentically engaging young people is the heartbeat of Lifeways' work in the schools and community outreach. 

Our Values
Competence, Integrity, Innovation, Communication, Teamwork

Our Mission
"Building Bridges with Youth to Live Safe, Drug Free and Healthy Lives."

Our Vision
"Youth and Families: Accepted, Inspired, Healthy."                  


Board Members: Sandy Klarenbeek, Chair; Pamela Chapman Holloway, Co-Chair; Cheryl Chapman, Treasurer; Paula Wilkinson Smith, Secretary; Eldene Henderson; Officer Tim Doyle; Larry Luitjens; Jason Samuelson; Morgan Pataski; and Sara Glanzer Lifeways Staff:  David Herrick, Maggie Kuuissto, Danielle Meyer, Paula Long Fox, Chelle Sorensen Schefcik, Crystal Mulloy, De Glassgow, Bob Burke, Rebecca Andrew, Kelsey Hansen, Michelle Mott, Michelle Ames, DeVee Zuniga

Lifeways Board of Directors and Staff

"It is in the shelter of each other that the people live." Old Irish Proverb


Contact us for more information about alcohol and drug prevention, intervention and outpatient counseling services.

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.





Lifeways  First Annual  Photography  Contest

Get Ready To Focus for that perfect picture:  Lifeways Photography Contest submissions beginning August 15TH to September 5th.


There will be cash prizes for the Top 3 Photos for each category for Youth & Adults. We even have a Professionals Category.

“Picture this….”

is looking for people who want to be a part of

Inspiring Wellness & Health in our Community

Mind ~ Body ~ Spirit

Help support Lifeways, a local nonprofit agency

“Building Bridges with Youth to Live Safe, Drug Free and Healthy Lives.”