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The Youth Council program is funded by grants from King County Youth & Family Services, United Way and the City of Maple Valley.

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Maple Valley Youth Council is a leadership program for 6th through 12th grade youth that promotes peer education, prevention, and community service. For application information email Laura or call the Community Center at 425-432-1272. View flyer.

Leadership Retreat

Youth Council members develop leadership skills through various lessons and team building activities. Each school year begins with a leadership retreat at Camp Berachah. Contact Laura for permission slips.

Prevention Summit

In the spring Youth Council attends a statewide prevention summit where they present the culmination of their annual prevention awareness project. Projects have included gambling awareness, distracted driving, and a recently completed suicide prevention video. You can check out some of these creative projects from previous years below.

Fundraisers

The Youth Council raises funds throughout the year to help finance its leadership and community service events. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

Adult Volunteer Opportunities

Adults may also volunteer in such capacities as chaperones, mentors, instructors, and event judges to help with Youth Council activities and events. For more information email Laura or call the Community Center at 425-432-1272.

Event Date Time Fee Location

Youth Council

Meeting

Tuesday

February 28, 2017

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

FREE

The DEN Youth Center

Youth Council

Meeting

Tuesday

January 25, 2017

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

FREE

The DEN Youth Center

2014 Problem Gambling Video Game Project

Sponsored by

Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling

 

A gambling problem is often mistakenly thought of as a disease afflicting only adults, but problem gambling can afflict kids and teens just the same. The Maple Valley Youth Council created a video game project sponsored by Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling to help kids and teens understand problem gambling.

Know The Facts

  • Games of chance can be a lot of fun - but they can also be addictive
  • One out of 12 Washington adolescents (8.4%)* are at risk of becoming Problem Gamblers
  • The consequences of Problem Gambling are serious for youth and can look surprisingly like drug and alcohol abuse
  • At any age, if you gamble, it is important to set and stick to limits

Check out the new video game here. Learn more, get tips for parents and find out how you can take action by visiting the Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling website.

Gambling Awareness Poster Contest

The Gambling Awarness Poster Contest is hosted by the Maple Valley Youth Council to promote the education of problem gambling in their community.

Details of Contest

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place entries will receive gift cards to their top choice location.
SUBMIT ENTRIES TO: The Greater Maple Valley Community Center
DEADLINE: Entries must be submitted by May 3, 2013

Guidelines

  • Needs to be an awareness poster, NOT anti-gambling.
  • Must take pre-survey before watching informational video
  • Write last question of pre-survey on Registration Form. (PDF 1.1 MB)
  • Submit post survey with registration and poster.
  • Poster size must be 9x12” (no larger), and can be hand drawn or computer image.
  • All entries become the property of GMVCC and Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling/
  • Don’t submit collages or posters that mimic ad campaigns or use of celebrities, models, or those who have not granted you permission to use their image.
  • Don't include three-dimensional elements that cannot be reproduced on paper.
  • Don't mount, frame or laminate your entry.
  • Write name and phone number on the back of the poster.
  • Include these websites on poster: maplevalleycc.org; evergreencpg.org; dshs.wa.gov/dbhr/

Sponsors

Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling

Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling

 

Let's Draw The Line

2011 Youth Council Interviews

Let's Draw the Line is a Washington State campaign to have teens and adults stand up in their communities and Draw the Line between youth and alcohol. The Maple Valley Youth Council drew the line in their community by interviewing local and state leaders.

Youth Council

Know The Facts

Please watch our video and check out our Photo Album on Facebook. Learn the laws, get tips for parents and find out how you can take action by visiting the Let's Draw the Line website.

Did you know?

  • Providing alcohol to minors can cost you up to $5,000 in fines, jail time and lawsuits.
  • New advertising rules limit the number of signs on stores and advertising at community events.
  • Alcohol promotional items at public events may only be given to people 21 years of age and over.
  • Parents have the greatest influence on their children’s decisions about alcohol – learn how alcohol impacts the developing brain, and what to say to your kids.
  • Connecting with others in your community can help prevent underage drinking.

Problem Gambling Project

Sponsored by

Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling

A gambling problem is often mistakenly thought of as a disease afflicting only adults, but problem gambling can afflict kids and teens just the same. The Maple Valley Youth Council created a video project sponsored by Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling to help kids and teens understand problem gambling.

Know The Facts

  • Games of chance can be a lot of fun - but they can also be addictive
  • One out of 12 Washington adolescents (8.4%)* are at risk of becoming Problem Gamblers
  • The consequences of Problem Gambling are serious for youth and can look surprisingly like drug and alcohol abuse
  • At any age, if you gamble, it is important to set and stick to limits

Check out the new flash mob video here. Learn more, get tips for parents and find out how you can take action by visiting the Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling website.

Act Out Loud

2011 Youth Council Distracted Driving Project

Distracted driving has become a deadly epidemic on America’s roads, and teens are especially vulnerable because of their inexperience behind the wheel and, often, peer pressure. Behind the statistics are real families who have been devastated by these tragedies. The Maple Valley Youth Council has created a video as part of an Act Out Loud nationwide contest to spread the word about distracted driving. Please watch our video and help spread the word.

 

Youth Council

National Youth Traffic Satety Month is an annual campaign held each year during prom, graduation and the beginning of summer to support youth across the country in efforts to reduce teen traffic accidents. Act Out Loud is a contest that engages over 200 high schools and organizations like Maple Valley Youth Council to develop youth-led projects that address the problem of teen traffic safety.