We support agencies and businesses who offer youth activities because we know kids who are involved in positive activities aren’t involved in negative ones.

Youth Connections cares about Helena’s future. We are a diverse group of community members who work to make Helena a healthy and supportive place for kids and families. We focus on preventing and reducing substance abuse and violence, while enhancing social, emotional and mental health supports for Helena’s youth. With the combined efforts of our coalition members – consisting of parents, educators, youth-serving organizations, church and business leaders – we are building a better Helena by providing valuable, evidence-based programs, services, and activities to help youth and families thrive.

Our Mission

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Our Vision

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Our Values

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Board of Directors

Coleen Smith
YC Executive Director (staff)

Barry Houser
President
Montana Contractors Assn

Justin Murgel
Vice President
Pacific Source

Colleen Roylance
Secretary
Mountain Pacific Quality Health

Vicki Turner
Treasurer
Parent

Tanya Murgel
Juvenile Probation

Debbie Schmidt 
KXLH

 

meet our team

Nicole Hackley
Workforce Training Technical Assistance Leader
Sara Mahoney
South Central Regional Technical Assistance Leader
Jenny Fuller
North Central Regional Technical Assistance Leader
Brandee Tyree
Northwest Regional Technical Assistance Leader
Barbara Bessette
Tribal Regional Technical Assistance Leader
Laura Cross
Southwest Regional Technical Assistance Leader