Views from the Watch Party
America’s Promise Alliance 
 Updated Exciting News!
America’s Promise Alliance
At a webcast broadcast live today by America’s Promise Alliance, Floyd County was recognized as one of the 100 Best Communities for Youth.  This recognition is great news for our young people and is a result of the strong foundation of youth programs and youth services that exist in Floyd County.
Approximately 125 individuals, including elementary, middle, and high school students, counselors, and principals from New Albany Floyd County Schools attended a “Watch Party hosted by Youth Count to learn the results of this competition. 
Floyd County has been selected as a finalist for America’s Promise Alliance 100 Best Communities for Youth!  We are hosting a watch party on Wednesday, October 12th at 12 Noon at the New Albany Floyd County School Board Room, located in the Education Support Center at 2801 Grant Line Road.  A light lunch will be available at 11:30 until the start of alive webcast from Washington DC at noon at which winning communities will be announced.  The watch party will conclude by 12:45.  RSVP to .  Give a shout out to youth programs/schools/youth organizations by sporting their logo at the watch party. 
Thank you Horseshoe Foundation!
On behalf of our communities’ children and youth, THANK YOU HORSESHOE FOUNDATION OF FLOYD COUNTY for your support of the Youth Count initiative to educate community members about the power of asset building and to engage community members in actions that build assets!
Carol Atnip recognized at Gold Leaf Luncheon

Youth Count recognized Carol Atnip at Community Foundation of Southern Indiana’s recent Gold Leaf Award luncheon.

Carol has been an active member of the Youth Count Advisory Board where she serves as chair.  She is an advocate for Youth Count and Asset Building in her interactions throughout the community.  Carol is a source of wisdom and vision in working with Youth Count to help ensure that our young people grow up with the positive opportunities, experiences, attitudes and behaviors which are crucial to their success.  Carol is always willing to take needed action.  She has cooked hotdogs at a tailgate party, been a sounding board to staff, initiated discussions with potential funders, recruited new volunteers, and much, much more.  Always wearing a smile, she is an active advocate for the work of Youth Count.  Thank you, Carol!

Thank you for the Support!

Youth Count recently received a grant from the General Mills Foundation.  Additionally, contributors provided a $5,000 anonymous grant, as well as numerous individual and corporate grants .  These contributions enable Youth Count to continue educating community members about the power of the 40 Developmental Assets.

Youth Count Community Celebration Luncheon

Nearly 300 individuals attended the October 15 luncheon and were challenged and motivated by teen presenters Nick Hebert – Floyd Central High School, Luke Gillenwater – Silver Creek High School, Emily Downs – New Albany High School, Jevon Jones – Floyd Central High School, and Morgan Denny – Hazelwood Middle School, and also by keynote speaker Bill Stanczykiewicz, President and CEO of Indiana Youth Institute.  

                                  Cool Club members prepare to assist at the Youth Count luncheon.

Youth Count appreciates event partners: Indiana Youth Institute – Youth Worker Café and Floyd County CAPE (Community Alliances to Promote Education) and extends appreciation to the following table sponsors: Center for Cultural Resources, Christian Academy of Indiana, Community Foundation of Southern Indiana, Mayor Doug England, Family & Children’s Place, Dana Fendley, Floyd County ATOD Task Force, Floyd County 4-H, Chuck Freiberger for State Senate, Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County, Indiana YouthPRO Association, Interfaith Community Council, Inc., IU Southeast Applied Research Center, IU Southeast School of Business, IU Southeast School of Education, Indiana YouthPro, Interfaith Community Council, Ivy Tech Community College, Jeffersonville Township Public Library, Metro United Way, Miles for Merry Miracles, Darrell Mills – Floyd County Sheriff, R. Gregory Neely, Our Place Drug & Alcohol Education Services, Regional Youth Services, D. Mark Seabrook, The Tribune, YMCA of Southern Indiana, Your Community Bank, and 21st Century Community Learning Centers.

 Gift from Horseshoe Foundation
Youth Count appreciates the support (Spring 2010 grant) from Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County which will help further the work of educating and engaging our communities in asset building.

Gift from General Mills Foundation
Thanks to General Mills Foundation and the local Pillsbury plant for their gift to support the work of the Youth Count initiative!   General Mills foundationMonthly Newspaper Column

Thanks to the partnership and support of The Tribune and Editor Shea Van Hoy, a Youth Count column is published in the Spectrum section one Sunday per month (actual week of publication varies).  Review the various columns by clicking below:

December 2012: The Greatest Gift – Giving

November 2012: Community Service – Whose Job Is It?

October 2012: Floyd County: One of 100 Best Communities for Young People

July 2012: Military Kids – A Different Kind of Special Needs

June 2012: Healthy Children: Smoking!

May 2012: Building Self-Esteem

April 2012: Walk the Talk

March 2012: We the People …

January 2012: Young People Are Assets

December 2010: Building Assets at Christmastime

November 2010: Veteran’s Day, Young People & Assets

October 2010: Building Character

September 2010: Accentuate the Positive

August 2010: Starting School on the Right Foot

July 2010: Valuing Our Young People

June 2010 “It’s Summer! What is there to do?”

May 2010 “Asset Building and School Transitions”

April 2010 “Asset Building Works!”

March 2010 “WHO, WHAT, WHERE?”

Februry 2010 “Reading: a True Treasure”

January 2010: “Resolutions”

December 2009: “Service to Others”

November 2009: “Asset # 3: Other Adult Relationships”

October 2009: “Grandparents as Asset Builders”

September 2009: Positive Family Communication

 August 2009 “Building Assets: What can YOU do?”

July 2009 “Restraint + Resistance = Responsible Decisions”     

June 2009 “Consequences & Responsibility”     

April 2009 “Asset Building – A Quick Start”     

March 2009 “Advocate for Your Child”     

February 2009 “Who Are the Asset Builders?”     

January 2009 “Young People and Finances”     

December 2008 “Name It & Claim It”     

November 2008 “Thankful – Very!”     

October 2008 “Positive Peer Pressure: WOW or WHOA”     

September 2008 “Family Day – Make It Every Day”     

August 2008 “Building Assets: Simple Ways to Help Your Family Thrive     

July 2008 “I Can … the Attitude Kids Need”     

June 2008 “It’s Summer & I Don’t Have Anything to Do”     

May 2008 “There’s Nothing to Do for Kids, or Is There?”     

 April 2008 “More About: Asset Builders Change Lives”     

May 2008 “There’s nothing to do for kids. Or is there?”      

March 2008 “Asset Builders Change Lives”     

February 2008 “What Goes Around, Comes Around”      

January 2008 “Grandparents – What a Gift!”      

December 2007 “Thank You for Giving Our Youth the Gift of Asset Building”,     

November 2007 “Building Positive Identity in Our Youth”   

October 2007 ” Social Competencies”      

September 2007 “Positive Values”      

August 2007 “Back to the Basics: Why are we concerned about Asset Building?”      

July 2007 “Countdown to the Start of School: Commitment to Learning”   

Additionally, a tabloid describing Youth Count, the history of the initial, Partners’ Network, people who’ve made a difference .. and more, was distributed via The Tribune circulation.  Click here to see an electronic version.  For printed copies, please contact Youth Count at 923-1160.     

















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