Communities That Care (CTC) is a coalition-based community prevention program that aims to prevent youth problem behaviors including underage drinking, tobacco use, violence, delinquency, school dropout, and substance abuse. CTC works through a community board to assess risk and protective factors among the youth in their community.
Summit County CTC Vision Statement
Summit County is a diverse community, actively supporting and inspiring youth and families to live, work, and play responsibly throughout life.
5 Phases of CTC
Phase 1: Get Started
Phase 2: Getting Organized
Phase 3: Develop a Community Profile
Phase 4: Create a Community Action Plan
Phase 5: Implement and Evaluate
Public Relations and Media Outreach
Summit County believes in the power and impact that having young people at the table has in our community. The CTC youth coalition members join the conversations and work being done in each workgroup and provide an integral voice in this process. Students may join this process and remain involved for as long as they wish. Volunteer hours as well as stipend reimbursement is given to coalition members.