Submitted by Rocksolid Community Teen Center
Rocksolid Community Teen Center’s program, as well as the Executive Director, Marcy Sprecher, were recognized for their work with youth in our community regarding drug and alcohol prevention and awareness. The community prevention coalitions of Clark, Skamania and Klickitat counties were represented and honored at the annual Coalition Appreciation Picnic/Awards Ceremony. Kathy Deschner, Coalition Coordinator for Prevent Together: Battle Ground Prevention Alliance presented Sprecher a certificate for her commitment to youth and dedicated service to Prevent Together Battle Ground community, excellence in leadership and an impactful champion who advocates and supports youth focused programs in the Battle Ground and Hockinson School Districts. Sprecher is a founding member of the steering committee for the Battle Ground Prevention Coalition. The Rocksolid program was recognized for excellence in leadership and collaboration on providing learning opportunities and experiences for empowering youth with our prevention education messages.
“If you want to think of the Energizer Bunny champion for youth, think of Marcy. She works tirelessly to support all the wonderful programs and services Rocksolid offers.” States Kathy Deschner, Coalition Coordinator for Prevent Together: Battle Ground Prevention Alliance.
About Rocksolid Community Teen Center
Rocksolid Community Teen Center offers a safe place after school for 5th -12th grade students in the Battle Ground and Hockinson School Districts. The teen center provides caring mentors which help with homework, play games, make crafts, teach life skills, offer free healthy snacks, contribute to community service projects and much more for only $20 a year per student. Rocksolid is located in the lower level of Bethel Lutheran Church, where they have graciously donated the space. Our mission is “To provide a safe place for youth of our community and to foster relationships with one another and caring adults for the purpose of encouraging them to become ROCKSOLID persons.” If you are interested finding more about the program, Marcy Sprecher, Executive Director, can be reached at Marcy@rocksolid-teen.com.
About Prevent Together: Battle Ground Prevention Alliance
Prevent Together: Battle Ground Prevention Alliance is working with many sectors and partners in the community to end substance abuse and promote positive healthy decisions by building resiliency, strengthening relationships and providing education for families and community members. Prevent Together: Battle Ground Prevention Alliance has been implementing a Drug Free Communities Grant awarded by the Office of Drug Control Policy and SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) since 2014.
The Prevent Together Coalition meets monthly on the second Tuesday of the month from 3:30 – 5:30 PM in the Fire District #3 Conference Room located at 505 SW 1st ST, Battle Ground, WA 98604. Community members are invited to join us.