Which is your favorite?

As a part of our Buffalo County Partnership Council goal to create social norms utilizing the Youth Risk Behavior Survey data from all four Buffalo County school district’s we’ve developed a set of amazing posters. Which is your favorite?

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47.9 Pounds of Drugs Out of the Community on National Take Back Day

Saturday, April 29, 2017 the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office and Buffalo County UW-Extension held a prescription drug clean sweep on National Take Back Day.  47.9 pounds of prescription drugs were collected and are now safely disposed of from the community. Thank you to Sheriff Mike Schmidtknecht and Carl Duley for coordinating this event. The Buffalo […]

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12th Graders Gain Insight Before Graduation

Buffalo County Senior Day, sponsored by the Buffalo County Partnership Council, is an opportunity for graduating students across Buffalo County to think critically about potential risk behaviors from local speakers.  The full day event which was hosted at Cochrane-Fountain City High School on April 27, 2017, centered on the themes of informed consent, gender-based based […]

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Parents and law enforcement partner to prevent teen drinking

Parents Who Host, Lose The Most: Don’t be a party to teenage drinking   This time of year brings lots of opportunities for teens to celebrate.  Unfortunately, many times these celebrations end in tragedy because the party was fueled by alcohol provided by an adult.  This year, the Buffalo County Partnership Council wants teens (and […]

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Magician Gives Message to Buffalo County Sixth Graders

On March 10, 2017 at Gilmanton High School all sixth graders in Buffalo County participated in the annual Buffalo County Partnership Council Sixth Grade Day. Sixth graders from all four school districts of Cochrane-Fountain City, Alma, Mondovi and Gilmanton engaged in the event.  The program was hosted by the Buffalo County Partnership Council, a group […]

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Partnership Council Hosts Buffalo County 8th Grade Day

On February 15, 2016 at Mondovi and Alma Area Schools, eighth graders from all four school districts in Buffalo County participated in the fifth annual Eighth Grade Day. The program was hosted by the Buffalo County Partnership Council (BCPC), a group of teachers, students, county agencies and community organizations that work to strengthen positive youth […]

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Results Show Mock Trials Valuable to Middle School Students

Each year Buffalo / Pepin County Teen Court Co-Coordinators, Annie Lisowski and Marie Ritscher, offer learning opportunities to Teen Court panelists in order to grow their leadership experiences and practice their skills in advocating for and utilizing a restorative justice model in peer-to-peer hearings. Lisowski and Ritscher in previous years had used video mini-trainings, in […]

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Mock Trial in Mondovi Asks Eighth Graders to Think Differently

In Buffalo County, 1 in 4 high school students report that they participate in underage drinking according to 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey data. Over half of high school students in Buffalo County have had at least one drink of alcohol. Almost 20% of Buffalo County students started drinking alcohol before the age of 13. […]

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