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Youth Advocates for Health – YA4-H Internship

Program Contact: Melanie Greer, 4-H and Youth Empowerment Coordinator
(360) 912-2062 •

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The contact for this program is Vicki Zmuda, Clallam Community Health Coordinator,, 223 E 4th St, Port Angeles, WA 98362, (360) 460-4423 (call or text).

Take-PART (Participatory Action Research with Teens) Opioid Research Project Internship

Clallam County 4-H teamed up with the Upward Bound program at Peninsula College in the Summer of 2021 to deliver the Opioid Research Internship.

The 8 students who participated were tasked with studying opioid misuse in Clallam County.

We used a combination of 4-H Youth Participatory Action Research Curriculum created by Oregon State University, opioid related resources from the Center for Rural Opioid Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery, and several local experts.

These students explored what opioids are, opioid use and misuse, how misuse impacts our community, what is being done, and what more should be done.

Please check out the following Slideshow these teens created to teach everyone what they learned.

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We would like to thank all of the visitors who came to share their knowledge:

Betsy Wharton RN

Dr. Lapin, Addiction Studies Professor at Peninsula College

Gayle McCormick, Reflections Counseling and Addiction Studies Professor at Peninsula College

Lia Boyd, NOHN Resident

Tami Maupin, Counselor from BAART

Kaelan Gilman, NEAR Science educator with Clallam Resilience Project

Christina Miko, Parent Child Assistance Program at First Step Family Support Center