Communities United in Raising Healthy Youth!!
Bonneville Communities that Care (BCTC) is a coalition of both key leaders and community members from four cities in the Bonneville cone area that includes; Uintah, Washington Terrace, South Ogden and Riverdale. Individuals from government, law enforcement, religious organizations, education, local business, healthcare, volunteer and social service groups, youth-serving organizations, parents, and youth have come together to work toward their collective vision; to create a brighter future for both the community and the youth in this area.
This group will work at the local level to:
- Determine what are the biggest risks facing our youth daily in their lives that can lead to problem behaviors such as substance use and abuse, delinquency, violence and teen pregnancy.
- Determine what programs already exist in our community to address those risks and where there may be gaps.
- Find programs that have been shown to be tested and effective to fill those gaps.
- Write a formal work plan for our community to put those new programs into place by the Fall of 2012.
Regularly evaluate our progress to ensure we continue to be responsive to the specific needs of our community.
Together, we are investing in our best asset; our youth! By doing this, we can create a brighter future for us all!!!