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Youth and Families: Accepted, Inspired, Healthy!

In order to achieve our Vision,

Lifeways works to:
• Strengthen alcohol and drug prevention programming in schools through education, intervention, support, and collaboration with the community.
• Model programming that incorporates life skills, interactive delivery, intensive participation, and strong implementation to prevent and reduce substance use/abuse.
• Provide consistent and reinforced positive messages that promote long term change.
• Set high expectations that convey respect, provide guidance, and build on the strengths of each person.
• Offer opportunities for participation, contribution, real decision making, and critical thinking skills designed to teach survival tools.
• Totally Student Oriented!


Lifeways Prevention Partners:

• Youth and Family Services
• Health Educational and Promotional Council (HEAPC)
• Pennington County Division
• Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Black Hills
• Behavior Management Systems
• Rapid City YMCS
• Wellspring Inc
• Adolescent Substance Abuse Prevention Inc (ASAP)
• Partnership Rapid City



The “Circle of Courage”

The medicine wheel has four areas:

Belonging meaningful interaction in a culture of caring and connectedness.

Mastery guiding youth to discover their own sense of purpose and competence; and control over self and environment.

Independence encourage youth to make healthy decisions, solve problems, and show personal responsibility.

Generosity sense of caring, empathy and altruism; acceptance of responsibility for the welfare of others.

These are essential needs for youth--to increase their ability to be successful in school, stay drug free, and to live balanced lives.


Tour through our pages and get to know what Lifeways is all about!

If you would like to donate to Lifeways, we are set up to take online donations.  Just click the link below. 

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Lifeways Info:
Phone: (605) 716-6555
Address: 1010 9th Street, Suite 2
Rapid City, SD 57701
Fax: (605) 716-6557

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Updated 03/29/2013
May 20, 2011

Web site created in partnership with Faye, Jared, Tanessa, and Jessica of Stevens High School Web Page Design Class.