DEXTER – SRSLY Dexter and SRSLY Manchester announced the hiring of a new staff member: Sarah Schmidt, program coordinator. In her new role, Schmidt’s responsibilities include assisting the SRSLY Dexter and SRSLY Manchester program directors with the assessment, implementation and evaluation of SRSLY activities and events in both communities.
Schmidt earned her master’s degree in public health with an emphasis in epidemiology, and her bachelor’s degree in health communication with a minor in anthropology from Grand Valley State University.
“Throughout high school I participated in PRIDE of Newaygo County, a teen peer-to-peer drug, alcohol, and violence prevention program that uses service, education, and performing arts to convey their message,” said Schmidt. ” SRSLY Dexter and SRSLY Manchester provide me the opportunity to work with youth on health issues I feel passionate about. I look forward to developing strong relationships and becoming part of these wonderful communities.”
SRSLY’s mission is to empower youth to live healthy, substance-free lives by bringing the community together. SRSLY promotes positive family, school, and community involvement. SRSLY also works to limit youth access to alcohol and other drugs and to reduce parental and peer approval of youth drug use. SRSLY receives support from the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s Drug-Free Communities Program, the Coghlan Family Foundation, St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea, and the Five Healthy Towns Foundation. For more information, visit www.srslydexter.org or www.srslymanchester.org or follow SRSLY on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.