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Youth Intervention Specialists

Our goal is to provide services which will improve academic opportunities for all youth in school grades PreK-12 in the 6 county service area. These services include, but are not limited to: tutoring, homework labs, career counseling, assisting with afterschool programs, summer programming, planning community educational events, and being a positive role model for all youth.


County Served Youth Intervention Specialist Office  Cell
Antrim & Charlevoix         Robert "RJ" Smith 231-534-7065 231-866-6360
Charlevoix Jamie Kalush 231-534-7063 231-866-1769
Grand Traverse Ruth Bovard  231-534-7754 231-631-5114

Courtney Yaple



Benzie & Manistee




Student Enrollment Form Student Services Request Form Gift Cards Program Guidelines

Jiibiye Giizhigat Wreath Making Workshop

Youth Halloween Treat Bags


Seven Grandfather Teachings


Wednesday Tools to be Cool with Ruth

Week 1- The Rock and Playdough

Week- 2 Calm Coloring

Week 3- Coping Skills Bingo

Week 4- Butterfly Hug

Week 5- Calming Bottle

Week 6- 5 Ways to Manage Big Emotions


Thursday Nature Series with NRD