La Center United Newsletter

March 2020

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Zoom Link to join Meeting Here

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Youth Action Team


La Center United is seeking 10 La Center Middle school and High school students who want to help positive influence among their peers and community.


• 2-5 hours per week for 10 weeks, (weekly 2-hour meeting, possibly additional time commitment is needed for project completion)

• Meet via zoom- (possible potential for in-person meetings contingent on COVID policy updates)

• Incentive/Motivation: $200-stipend for students who complete the 10 weeks, and fulfill requirements as defined by youth

What will they do:

• Plan 3 campaigns:

o a positive community norms campaign using core measure survey data

o LC specific find your good campaign featuring specifics from LC youth favorite things

o Parent campaign targeted specifically from youth to parents

• Offer input and guidance to LCU projects/goals


• March 16th: Applications are due

• March 17th: Executive Board Reviews applications and decides on youth

• March 18th: Chosen youth are notified and invited to the first meeting

• First Meeting March 24th or 25th

• Weekly Meeting March 24th- May 27th (no meetings during spring break 4/3-4/11)

About the application process:

The application process is made up of both fill-in questions and an art/graphic portion. The art/graphic can be done in any chosen medium- (drawing, painting, video, photography, graphic design, etc).


More questions about the Youth Leadership Team?

Washington Legislative Youth Advisory Council (LYAC) Accepting Applications

The Washington Legislative Youth Advisory Council (LYAC) is codified in law as the official nonpartisan youth advisory body to the state legislature, and is now accepting applications for the 2021-2023 cohort.

Overseen by the Office of the Lieutenant Governor and Washington State Leadership Board, LYAC is composed of 22 student members from a wide variety of geographic, political, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Some of LYAC’s several projects include:

  • Meeting with senators and representatives to advocate for policies relevant to youth priorities;
  • Testifying before the state legislature in support of legislation;
  • Advising government officials, policymakers, and leaders in various fields;
  • Collaborating with nearly 200 community organizations to promote statewide change;
  • Hosting events around the state with hundreds of youth attendees;
  • Talking with media outlets such as the Associated Press, Teen Vogue, and KING-5 about student voice;
  • Partnering with government agencies such as the Attorney General’s Office and the Department of Health to provide your perspective; and
  • Writing, lobbying for, and passing actual laws.

LYAC members each serve a two-year term, during which they will be at the forefront of civic engagement and governmental progress. To learn more, visit

Applicants must:

  • Be entering 9th, 10th, or 11th grade in Fall 2021
  • Have consent of their parent or guardian
  • Live in Washington State

The application page can be found at All applications must be submitted by March 31, 2021 at 11:59 PM. Please feel free to share the application information with youth you know who may be interested. If you have any questions, please contact or

Drug Take Back Event April 24th

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs at locations in communities throughout the country.

Stay tuned for more information about our local drug take-back event!

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K-12 educators, childcare workers added now eligible for COVID-19 vaccination in Washington

K-12 educators, childcare workers added now eligible for COVID-19 vaccination in Washington

COVID-19 Vaccine Local Eligibility and Resource Info

How do I sign up to get the COVID vaccine when I am eligible?

ESD 112 has published a list of local resources and information for this interested in receiving a COVID-19 Vaccine. You can find more information here:

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The Loft Virtual Teen Center

La Center United is working to create a virtual platform for teens to engage. Follow the loft on Instagram @theloftlcyouthpage or La Center United on Facebook for updates and links to join upcoming virtual hangout opportunities.
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Our Mission:

Inspiring our community to be safe, healthy and resilient

Preventing destructive behavior through open access to education and environmental strategies

Supporting those in need, sharing ideas, and offering help

Our Vision:

A healthy and resilient community for youth and families