Prevention Coalition to highlight hope, health and wellness at the County Fair

Posted August 12, 2022 at 10:31 am by

One of the healthy messages from the 2019 County Fair — Contributed photo

SJIPC shares a look at the many ini­tia­tives tak­ing place at their Coun­ty Fair booth this year.

The San Juan Island Pre­ven­tion Coali­tion is excit­ed to offer its sig­na­ture event at the San Juan Coun­ty Fair — mak­ing a free healthy mes­sage t‑shirt. This year’s theme — “Grow the Good!” — high­lights the pos­i­tive already hap­pen­ing here and focus­es our atten­tion on grow­ing hope, health, and well­ness in our community.

Each year, the demand for the t‑shirt activ­i­ty has grown for locals and tourists alike. Offer­ing this free activ­i­ty to express pos­i­tive, healthy mes­sages makes the SJIPC fair booth a pop­u­lar place to be. This year, 700 blank t‑shirts are ready and wait­ing for the cel­e­bra­tion of com­mu­ni­ty to begin. What’s the good you want to grow in our com­mu­ni­ty? Add your voice for healthy choices!

In addi­tion to Rock Sol­id Youth lead­ers and SJIPC mem­ber-vol­un­teers, the SJIPC col­lab­o­rates with the Coali­tion for Orcas Youth and the San Juan Coun­ty Health and Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices at their fair booth. Dai­ly vol­un­teers will be there to chat and get you start­ed on your work of art. The SJIPC Voic­es for Healthy Choic­es fair booth con­tin­ues to col­lab­o­rate and grow the good in our community.

The SJIPC fair booth will also have a drop box for the Coun­ty’s Luci B Well­ness Van Design Con­cept contest.

Addi­tion­al­ly, the SJIPC’s Annu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Sur­vey is open, so swing by the fair booth to help sup­port health and well­ness by com­plet­ing the five-minute sur­vey. The State of Wash­ing­ton requires this anony­mous sur­vey as part of SJIPC’s fund­ing. That fund­ing help sup­port the Fam­i­ly Resource Cen­ter’s Com­mu­ni­ty-Based Men­tor­ing and Strength­en­ing Fam­i­lies pro­grams, life skills train­ing in grade six, and the Stu­dent Assis­tance Pro­fes­sion­al in our mid­dle and high schools. It also helps us grow SJIPC’s youth lead­er­ship ini­tia­tives and train­ing, which give young peo­ple the skills and the oppor­tu­ni­ty they need in order to be the change they want to see in our community.

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