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.