Welcome to Butte Youth Now!

Butte County Department of Behavioral Health Prevention Unit houses school and community based programs aimed at building partnerships for positive and healthy community development to engage individuals as resources in their community.

The Prevention Unit offers an array of services aimed to promote positive emotional health and well-being, reduce stigma and prevent the use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs.

Watch this video to learn more about the Prevention Unit:

7 thoughts on “Welcome to Butte Youth Now!

  1. Hi my name is Kayla I’m a sophomore at inspire school of arts and sciences and I have attended reach for the future for 5 years now, and I would just like to say it’s the best experience I have EVER had. I have met so many of my friends there, I know almost everybody who goes, and I learn something new every time! I love reach and I would be lost without it. Thank you so much to everyone who helps at reach ( A-team, Advisors, Staff, keynote speakers, Lain and the odyssey team, Big Rick, carry ( DJ care-bear ), Richardson springs, parents, and most of all each and every student that attends) you have all my my experience priceless and I wouldn’t trade it for anything!
    PS already counting dow the days till next year!

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    • Thank you for such a positive review Kayla. We remember you from Reach and we are glad that you have been coming for so many years. We are eagerly preparing for next year, and we can’t wait to see you again!


  2. I live in a neighborhood in Chico where drugs are so apparent. I would love big signs telling people Chico is part of a drug-free community coalition. Pushing the city and county to make stiffer laws pertaining to drugs in areas where children are around, like in playgrounds, during community events downtown, during community walk/runs, etc.

    Also making it illegal to smoke marijuana (with a prescription or not) in public. Even if the laws change and make casual use of marijuana legal in CA, make it illegal in our town and county. Make people move somewhere else or keep it inside their own homes if they want to use marijuana. Besides the fact that marijuana is addicting and causes more automobile and work accidents, besides the fact that it causes chronic lung conditions and will impact our already taxed health facilities, we have already battled to protect ourselves from second-hand smoke and who wants to go down that expensive legal battle again.

    I am tired of seeing the affects of drugs around me daily, I am especially tired of smelling marijuana whenever I go for a walk in my neighborhood. I don’t feel like I can have people over for an outdoor BBQ in the summer any longer because of the wafting smoke and smell of marijuana coming over our fence. One of these days we will move; but I don’t think I should have too just to be able to have my peaceful Chico outdoor area back.

    Is there any way that I could help?


  3. Hey! Its Buddha! or Michael Steffenson in professional atmospheres. The entirety of what Butte County Behavioral (Butte Youth Now, Friday Night Live, Club Live, etc) does is amazing and unbelievably life-changing. I attended REACH for the Future for 4 years, 3 as a student and once as an Adviser. Every single person I have met through each and every program here has had an impact in my life. Its been a while since I’ve seen some of these amazing people but I thought I would share my thought and love with all you amazing folks. Take it from me, if you are a student or a parent of one then this school site club/organization is an amazing idea. Much love to y’all, Rock on!


  4. This year was my first time going to Reach and i had a fun time!! I got to meet new people and it was great!! I loved every second of it!!


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