Agents 4 Change is a group of sixteen 7th graders who were trained in tobacco prevention. They are committed to sharing their knowledge about tobacco and other drugs with youth throughout our community. “It is the hope thatthese presentations, we will help youth make the decision to never pick up the deadly addiction of tobacco or other drug use.”
Christine Severson and Melissa Frost, Sparta Middle School Counselors are in charge of the group at the school and do the day to day things with the 7th graders. Couleecap received a Great Rivers United Way grant on behalf of the Monroe County Safe Community Coalition to pay for the activities and supplies for the Agents 4 Change, and the Monroe County Safe Community Coalition and 7 C’s Coalition are the two supporting coalitions for the activities the youth are doing. The Youth in the Agents 4 Change group are Monroe County Safe Community Coalition youth members. All in all it is a great community collaboration!