iCARE Youth Coalition


The Kosciusko Cares Youth Services Bureau, iCARE Youth Coalition is comprised of a group of area high school students from Warsaw, Tippecanoe Valley, and Whitko High Schools.  The group is working on a mission statement to come soon.  The KCYSB iCARE Youth Coalition's goal is to empower youth in Kosciusko County, through creating opportunities for teens to develop leadership skills, collaboration, project management skills, and creative problem solving to support peers and the community in prevention of substance use. 

The iCARE Youth Coalition is a countywide SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) Chapter. This opportunity will build leadership skills, confidence, and the ability to make a difference in your school and community.  We are a group of Kosciusko County high school students who want to inspire others and make our communities great.

Open to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors at Whitko, Triton, Wawasee, Lakeland Christian, Warsaw, and Tippecanoe Valley High Schools.  

Apply online by filling out the form at the bottom of this page. Permission forms must accompany the registration,

click here for forms

Or, download a printable version of the registration form by clicking


and email the application and/or permission forms to marsha@kosciuskocares.org

 Youth in action

Youth in action

Leadership Opportunities

Through participating in special events with Kosciusko Cares Youth Services Bureau, the teens develop leadership and communication skills.  The youth participated in the Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce GPS2 Success event to recruit members and volunteer at the Kosciusko Cares YSB April Fool's 5K event.  More events will be planned throughout the year.

 youth in the community

youth in the community

Spreading Awareness

The youth work towards spreading awareness about social issues, bullying, and the prevention of substance use among teens, by manning booths at the Warsaw Downtown First Fridays and organizing events like the balloon launch last year at each high school.

 Film camp 2016

Film camp 2016

Project Management

Visit the Kosciusko Cares Youth Services Bureau YouTube channel HERE to see the 2016 Film Camp videos. Last year the theme was caring and compassion. 

Name *
What does an ideal community look like? For example, what are some things you feel the community needs to reflect your values and help you to accomplish your goals? *
What is one thing you would change or add to the community? *
What is the reason you want to join the iCARE Youth Coalition? *
The youth coalition is a big commitment. We meet at least two times per month; sometimes during school hours and sometimes after hours. In addition to this we will require you to volunteer at two events per year which are after school or on weekends. The coalition will also conduct presentations and educational workshops which may or may not take place during schools hours. You will be required to attend a fall retreat/kick off event on a Saturday - likely September 30th. The Youth Coalition members also form their own Group Me chat and communicate on a regular basis among themselves and the SADD advisor. Communication and participation are big expectations. Are you able to make this commitment without it affecting your school work? *
Tell us about your experience with other clubs, activities, church groups, or hobbies. (Experience not required to be accepted.)*