EMPOWER Youth Coalition


EMPOWER is a youth driven coalition that includes participation from both Scott County school districts. Founded by Scott County youth who have a desire to improve our community’s prevention work, they believe that with the right tools, healthy, safe, drug-free lives can be encouraged. Their mission is to: Align youth with their community to create a powerful impact through prevention, health improvement and positive relationships.

Our youth have represented Scott County’s prevention efforts in front of state and national audiences. EMPOWER recently presented at the 2021 National 4H Healthy Living Summit. Members have also traveled to National Harbor, MD for CADCA’s National Leadership Forum and to Orlando, FL for the Mid-Year Training. 

All Scott County youth, ages 12-18, are welcome to participate. Meetings are held the third Monday of every month at 5:45 pm at the LifeLong Learning Center, 1092 W. Community Way, Scottsburg.

Contact Melinda Lowry, Drug Free Communities Youth Coordinator, at melinda.lowry@scottcountypartnership.org or (812) 595-6213 for more information.

By investing in the next generation, we will see positive outcomes in drug prevention in Scott County. EMPOWER is part of the Scott County Drug Free Communities (DFC) Support Program initiative.