Connect BG is a coalition of 135+ organizations focused on preventing youth suicide by developing resilience in our younger generations. We support many existing organizations and programs by recruiting, training and supporting volunteers. We are caring adults and kids partnered to transform lives by connecting Battle Ground.
Our goal is to raise support for our Volunteer Coordinators who support volunteers in Battle Ground's Caring Adult Network (CAN). This is our primary strategy for building resilience in our kids so they are resistant to suicide, substance abuse, bullying, dropping out and other unhealthy behaviors. It's based on ACEs and resilience science and is in partnership with local schools, churches, businesses, government, arts and health services. We are expanding the capacity of existing programs such as: Lunch Buddies, Sources of Strength, Watch DOGS, Teach One to Lead One, Rocksolid, and Resilience Coaches by recruiting training and supporting volunteers.