In This Issue:
What is Positive Social Norming?
KAP to offer Guiding Good Choices
2nd Annual YAB Upriver Dodgeball Tournament
Drawing Contest
Opportunities to Help
Why Fundraising? 
March Thank You's
A Positive Social Norms Campaign is one way to clarify or correct certain misperceptions of norms and promote positive social norms or behavior.

For example, let’s say that many high school students at a certain school think that the majority of people their age drink. As a result, they see it as socially acceptable (a norm) and drink. They just want to belong. If teens think everyone drinks or most drink, they might feel greater pressure to drink. However, let’s say that, in reality, most high school students at this school don’t drink. The purpose of a social norming campaign in this situation is to change the students’ attitudes, behavior and perception about drinking by communicating the truth that the majority do not drink. Then, they begin see to see drinking as NOT the norm (so, less socially acceptable) and fewer people drink.

Below is the Upriver Youth Leadership Council and Youth Advisory Board's March Positive Social Norm ad. We produce a new one in the series each month. 
The Kamiah School District After-School Program will present Guiding Good Choices, a free five-week family management and skill-building course, including drug and alcohol prevention for parents of adolescents and teens ages 9-14.

The series runs on Mondays, April 16 to May 14, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at 1102 Hill Street in Kamiah. Childcare is provided.

For more information,contact Tina Brotnov at  or 208-935-4044 to register for the class.
2018 2nd Annual
Upriver YAB Community Dodgeball Tournament

( Kamiah)--As Patches O’Houlihan once said, “If you’re going to become true dodgeballers, then you’ve got to learn the five D’s of dodgeball: dodge, duck, dip, dive and…dodge!” Everybody remembers dodgeball from childhood; you know that game where you got picked last and eliminated first. Or maybe you hid behind all the big people until everyone else was out, and then you got pummeled by six balls at once. Well, now you can take your revenge. The Upriver Youth Leadership Council (UYLC) Youth Advisory Board (YAB) is thrilled to announce their 2nd Annual Upriver YAB Community Dodgeball Tournament on Saturday, April 14th at 6 PM in the Kamiah Middle School Gym. Everyone is invited to attend and participate. Plan on dinner, there will be a Taco bar and concessions available.  

Come enjoy the show as community teams with creative names such as “Andrew and the Ball Stars” come together to compete for local bragging rights and prizes, but that’s only half the fun, creative costumes are encouraged. As an added bonus, Kamiah Marshall’s Office and Lewis County Sheriff’s Office have teamed up and have issued a friendly grudge rematch challenge to the Kamiah Volunteer Fire Department to defend their side of the court, Dodgeball style. 

Official Dodgeball rules will apply to this bracket-style tournament with teams of eights competing in Middle School, High School and ADULT brackets. Registration forms and Payment of $16 can be picked up or dropped off at the UYLC office at 413 Main Street, Kamiah, the Kamiah Middle School Office, the Kamiah High School Office, the CV High School Office or emailed to . Registrations are due by Wednesday, April 11th; payments may be made at the time of registration or the evening of event. Late registrations will be charged an additional fee. Team check-in is at 5:15 pm. Get your team together, come up with a super awesome name, figure out super cool costumes, and remember “if you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball”.

We are looking for donations for the Taco Bar, if you are able to help or for more information on the tournament contact Jasmine at 208-743-0392 or .
The Youth Advisory Board (YAB) is hosting a drawing contest for Kamiah, and Kooskia! Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Every artist was first an amateur.” Come show off your amazing artwork! Upriver Youth Leadership Council (UYLC) and YAB will display all of the amazing artwork that will be entered. Art submissions are to be turned in any time between today through Monday, April 16th for display. The UYLC office is located at: 413 Main Street, Kamiah. Office hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. If possible, each participant should have the art piece framed, and bring their own easel. Starting Monday, April 16 through Friday, April 20th , all members from Kamiah and Kooskia can vote for what art piece they love the most. Join us Friday, April 20th at 6:30pm for light refreshments. Winners will be announced at 7:00pm! There will be one winner for each of the following categories:
K-3 rd, 4th -8th, 9th -12th grades and adults (19 years+)!
by Jasmine Huerta
How can you help in April?

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Family Volleyball April 6th (set-up, clean-up).
  • Dodgeball April 14th (concessions, teams, runners).
  • We need office help the week of April 9-13.
  • Join our Fundraising Committee (see article below).

Donation Opportunities

  • Save your empty plastic 1 liter and 2 liter bottles.
  • Donations of Taco Bar Items (April 14): hard shell tacos; tomatoes; onions; sour cream; cheese; lettuce; salsa; taco sauce; olives; refried beans; root beer; Sprite; baked goods.
  • Items for our upcoming yard sale during the Community Yard Sale (No clothing please).
Fundraising Isn’t Just About Money
by Ruth Mohr
UYLC is primarily funded by federal, state, and foundation grants (earned revenue). UYLC exists to fulfill its mission; and grant funds which are raised in support of that mission are spent to achieve it. But grants do not cover all the expenses of a successful nonprofit organization. Grants do not pay for (or provide) things like meeting and activity refreshments, accountant fees, toilet paper, table decorations, dodge balls, awards, and a multitude of other needs. Other options need to be sourced to provide for various needs and maintain a general fund for miscellaneous expenses.
Fundraising is a way to generate contributed revenue and support for UYLC. There are a range of different types of fundraising methods - some of which raise money while others generate cost-saving tangibles such as contributed concession items, extra hands when needed, and participants at various activities. UYLC has established a Resource Development Team which will take the lead as a Fundraising Committee. Contact the UYLC office, 208-743-0392, if you want to be a member of the Fundraising Committee or to pass along fundraising project ideas. Fundraising covers a wide range of activities which will help to support the mission and goals of UYLC. 
Volunteers are the lifeblood of a nonprofit operation, and community members who give their time, ideas, and assistance are the most important fundraisers of all. Please do not hesitate to step up and offer contributions for the April 14 th Dodge Ball Tournament or the May 4-5 UYLC Yard Sale.
It is critically important that the community and UYLC invest in strong strategic fundraising efforts. Investment in effective fundraising strategies should be made not in spite of the need to fund UYLC missions and work, but because of it.
Next Meeting: 
April 25th, 7 am, UYLC Office
Everyone Welcome!

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