Help Support Our Mission.

Healthy WashCo offers programs and resources to support youth in building skills as they navigate adolescence and live a substance fee life. Read on if you want to know the details!  

If not us, who? If not now, when?

Unfortunately we live in a time that is hyperfocused on negativity and violence. We are led to believe that the fabric of our society is fraying and unraveling before our eyes. All of that sounds very hopeless and futile.

Healthy WashCo chooses to look at things a bit differently...
Look at all the opportunities we have to make a positive change. The small steps we take here are to ensure the best possible outcomes for youth in our community. We believe that our communities' efforts will help develop our youth into competent, capable and emotionally intelligent leaders of tomorrow. The influence of those youths ripple far beyond the borders of Spooner, Shell Lake, Minong, Birchwood and all the green space between.

There is a Greek proverb, “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” We can plant these theoretical trees by supporting youth in two primary areas; help build their skills and see that their basic needs are met (Social Determinates of Health).  

Monthly Donations

The Oak - WashCo Youth Center

Building Skills

Our school districts do a great job educating our communities’ youth in the core academic topics; English, reading, language arts, languages, arts, mathematics, science etc.

In our leadership programs we teach youth interpersonal skills, help build their confidence, how to self-regulate, healthy living strategies and the importance of civic engagement.

Through The Oak: WashCo Youth Center we will offer a wide array of basic life skill groups. Examples include financial literacy, culinary skills, exposure to new recreational opportunities, ecology and vehicle maintenance. We look forward to partnering with local experts to share their knowledge on these topics and more.  

Social Determinates of Health

Social determinants of health (SDOH) are the conditions in the environments where people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks.

Healthy WashCo provides resources to support youth basic needs. Examples include education, job opportunities, access to nutritious foods, basic hygiene products and physical activity opportunities.