Leadership and service are important aspects of becoming a well-rounded student. Eden Prairie Community Education provides a number of opportunities to help students become involved in both their schools and their community.
Eden Prairie For Youth (EP4Y)
Eden Prairie For Youth (EP4Y) is a community collaborative focusing on youth drug and alcohol prevention and healthy youth development. This group is comprised of a diverse group of representatives from schools, library, faith community, health practitioners, police, parents and students. Students in grades 7-12 are welcome to join.
The group’s goals include providing information and resources to parents through the EP4Y website and monthly articles in the Eden Prairie News, supporting the development of the teen-focused group at EPHS called Circle of FIRE, and supporting the development of a social norms campaign using posters at EPHS.
Circle of FIRE (Friends Igniting Responsible Environments)
Circle of FIRE is a group of high school students in grades 9-12 working to create awareness around student chemical use issues. The group meets once a month before school at 7:15 a.m. in the Career Resource Center at Eden Prairie High School. The students create posters raising awareness and speak to groups of younger students about chemical use issues. Circle of FIRE is also starting a campaign to discourage adults from buying alcohol for minors. Students interested in joining should contact Tina Houck at (952) 975-7044.