Youth & Families: Accepted, Inspired, Healthy!

605-716-6555

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


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

 

THROUGH MY LENS

PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST FOR 2015

PHOTO SUBMISSION WILL BE

AUGUST 24TH TO SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2015 -

BE WATCHING FOR NEW CATEGORIES!!!!

ORDER 2015 CALENDARS WITH

THIS YEAR'S - 2014 WINNING PHOTOS

CONTACT LIFEWAYS

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LIFEWAYS Legislative Luncheon

November 12th at Rapid City High School

School based Early Intervention Strengthens Youth-Strengthens Communities!

See the statistics below.

Please contact Lifeways (605-716-6555) for more information.


 

Through My Lens . . .

Photography Contest Calendars for 2015 for sale NOW for $20.00!! 

Contact Lifeways to get your calendars ordered today! 

Great way to support Lifeways and Great Christmas Gifts. 

2014 Winning photos are on display at the Inez and Milton Shaver Gallery at Dahl Fine Arts through  October 25th.


Please join us join us next year. Photo submission dates will be August 24th to September 24th 2015. We are looking for new categories – all ideas appreciated and welcomed.


All photos are available for viewing on our Facebook page. Check it out to see the great entries.

Lifeways Rapid City Facebook

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!

RETHINK ONE OF THE GREATEST PUBLIC HEALTH CHALLENGES OF OUR TIME 

Did you know . . .

  • Nationally, South Dakota teens rank
    • 2nd highest for binge drinking at 26%
    • 5th highest for driving after drinking at 11%
  • Underage youth in South Dakota consume nearly 24% of alcohol sold
  • In 2013, Rapid City youth report the following substance use:
    • 27.8% report use of alcohol
    • 18.6% report use of marijuana
    • 19.5% report use of cigarettes
    • 3.7% report use of prescription medication
    • 4.1% report use of synthetic drugs
    • 1.7% report use of methamphetamines
  • Youth focus groups indicate
    • Decrease in perception of harm from meth and marijuana
    • Significant increase in teens saying:
      • Marijuana is medicine and it should be legalized.
      • Marijuana is legal so it's safe.


How can you help?
 

You can help in several ways:

  • Attend the Legislative Luncheon on November 12th
  • Financial donations
  • Volunteer to help with an event
  • Offer to provide snacks, program materials or
  • Join 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.

 

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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.”