Kids and Adults learn about pro-social involvement

MARQUETTE — Tonight, the UP Children’s Museum was a place of fun and learning for both children and adults, as Marquette County Cares hosted an educational evening.

Community members learned about the protective factor and pro-social involvement through the ‘Value of Prevention: It Takes a Village’ event. Marquette County Cares wants the public to know that when youth make connections with their community, it buffers them against risk factors for developing health and social problems like early substance use, delinquency and school drop-out. A series of activities split adults and youth up to solve puzzles and complete situations.

“It is an evening where the village in the museum is coming alive with real professionals around the Marquette County Area,” said Rachel Sabin of Marquette County Cares. “It’s a chance for youth and people in the community to meet real professionals here – we’re talking about the protective factor where youth makes connections in the community.”

The night was free to the public and open to all ages.