Partners in Prevention

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The mission statement for Partners in Prevention: Partners in Prevention addresses community barriers by inspiring hope, connecting partners and building trusting relationships that transform lives.

Partners in Prevention strives to include all sectors of the community in creating a better Longview through community mobilization, collaboration, and community coalitions. Partners in Prevention offers multiple opportunities for volunteers and community members to come to the planning table, and engage with others, to address community barriers of poverty, race relations, underage drinking, marijuana use, and prescription drug abuse. Partners in Prevention also offers one-to-one mentoring relationships with elementary, middle, and high school students in the greatest need with caring adult mentors. Through volunteer service, open and engaging dialogue, education and information, and community involvement the goals of our mission are being reached.

Program Areas


Coalition for Drug-Free Youth

– The Coalition for Drug-Free Youth is a collaboration of organizations and citizens working to reduce crime and youth substance use through community mobilization to change attitudes, behaviors and regulations to create a healthier community and protect our youth.

Longview Bridges Out of Poverty

– The mission of Longview Bridges Out of Poverty is to eradicate and alleviate poverty through awareness, education and collaborative efforts in the community.

Mentoring Programs

– Forever Friends and Co-Pilots provides 1-to-1 mentoring to youth in need of a caring adult role model in the Longview, Pine Tree, Spring Hill, Kilgore and Hallsville Independent School Districts.

Unity and Diversity Committee

– The Unity and Diversity Committee seeks to overcome barriers to the full inclusion of all community members by protecting human rights, challenging discrimination, and celebrating diversity and commonality.
  1. Mentoring

    Partners in Prevention Recognizes National Mentoring Month

    January is National Mentoring Month, and this year the City of Longview Partners in Prevention is celebrating the annual campaign with a number of events including a celebration with the City of Longview and hosting a New Mentor Orientation Read on...
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    Mrs. Johnnie Johnson and Mrs. Sally Gossett-Barron Named as the 2020 Unity Honorees

    Johnnie Johnson and Sally Gossett-Barron have been selected to receive 2020 Unity Honors from the City of Longview Partners in Prevention’s Unity and Diversity Committee. Read on...
  3. Mentoring

    Partners in Prevention Needs Mentors

    Partners in Prevention Mentoring Program provides youth, Kindergarten – 12th grade, with a caring, trained, adult friend to serve as a mentor to a young person needing guidance, support and encouragement Read on...
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