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 Director (staff)

Michele Fairclough
President
Montana State Fund

Colleen Roylance
Vice President
Mountain Pacific Quality Health

Alisa Nelson
Secretary
Parent/teacher

Ryan O’Connell
Treasurer
Aspen Medical Solutions

Rex Walsh
Stockman Bank

Julie Dooling
Sullivan Financial

Tanya Murgel
Juvenile Probation

Joelle Johnson
Therapist

Jeff Darling
Marketing Specialist

Justin Murgel
Pacific Source

meet our team

Coleen Smith
Coalition Director
Nicole Hackley
Eastern Regional Technical Assistance Leader
Brandee Tyree
Northwest Regional Technical Assistance Leader
Sara Mahoney
South Central Regional Technical Assistance Leader
Barbara Bessette
North Central Regional Technical Assistance Leader
Jenny Fuller
Eastern Regional Technical Assistance