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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What is your Drug & Alcohol IQ?

                  National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW) is a national health observance for teens to promote local events that use NIDA science to SHATTER THE MYTHS® about drugs. Take the 2017 National Drugs and Alcohol Week Challenge and see what your IQ is today!    

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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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