A coalition is a group of people who join together for a common cause. 

Our coalition works together to develop our youth to become strong community leaders while empowering them with knowledge and skills to prevent suicide and substance abuse.

Due to Covid-19,

Coalition meetings are suspended until a further date.

Thank you!

Join BYDC's coalition!

Our Coalition

School Representative: 

Frances Teske

(Westside Elementary School Principal)

Law Enforcement Representative:

Dustin Howell

(Senior Patrolman for IFPD)

Religion Representative:

Dan Kishiyama

(Watersprings Church Pastor)

Youth-Serving Organization Representative:

Kathy Gneiting

(Idaho Youth M.O.V.E.)

Business Representative:

Stephanie Christensen

(FlintRock Adventures)

Substance Abuse Prevention Representative:

Mellissa Arter

(Alere Youth Development)

Parent Representative:

Greg West

(Salesman for Lithia)

Volunteer Organization Representative:

Shane Dial

(City of Idaho Falls Exchange Club)

Government Representative:

Shelly Smede

(Idaho Falls City Council Member)

Healthcare Representative:

Nahiomi Aponte

(Upper Valley Child Advocacy Center)

Let's Make A Change

Here are some ways you can donate:

In Person

245 N. Placer Ave.

Idaho Falls, ID 83402


Make a tax deductible donation‏.

Over the Phone

It's easy to donate offline too.

Tel: 208-529-2923


245 N. Placer Ave.

Idaho Falls, ID 83402

M-TH 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Phone: 208-529-2923

Be More, Do More, Together.

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