Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Program
Buckle-Up Montana
Buckle-Up Montana
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HELP Committee
Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Line
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HELP Committee and Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Line

HELP Committee Mission Statement

To organize concerted efforts to recognize and constructively address the region's needs, related to the prevention and education of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) abuse, and to inspire and enable all young people, ages 6 - 18, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.

Philosophy and History

Our basic philosophy is one of community. Much of our success thus far can be attributed to our communities' ability to pull together the schools, medical facilities, law enforcement, judicial system, social service agencies, churches, businesses, service organizations, and community volunteers to unify our efforts.
Another major component of our philosophy is that of primary prevention. If we as a society are ever going to gain control over the illegal use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, we must concentrate our efforts on the younger generations, instilling values that do not condone the illegal use of drugs or alcohol. It is more practical to work together to avert a potential problem than to wait and deal with the problem after it has taken hold. We believe that a comprehensive program addressing the needs for children from the formative years up through graduation from high school is the key towards a drug-free society. We include programming that involves the whole family. We are optimistic about the positive influences our programs have to offer.
The HELP Committee and Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Line is dedicated to making all of its programs available to all youth; without discriminating against race, sex, religion, or any other factor. Our plight is one that does not discriminate - and neither shall we.
The organization is governed by a multi-professional Board of Directors that work in concert with other existing social structures, agencies, and institutions to develop, implement, and support community based prevention programs.
Board members serve for three-year terms. The organization also has an active youth coalition. Youth provide valuable input and direction to the adults, as well as thousands of volunteer hours.
In 1982, HELP applied for and recieved a Certificate of Incorporation from the State of Montana. In 1985, HELP acquired 501(c)(3) non-profit status from the department of the Treasury. In April, 2002, the HELP Committee filed and recieved a corporate name change to:

HELP Committee and Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Line

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