Our Youth Council
Kylie Ann Barnes
Why Join Youth Council?
Looking for scholarship money? Being a member of the Youth Council affords our seniors the opportunity to apply for multiple scholarships each year. We also work with members of our community who are able to direct members to other scholarship opportunities as well.
Earn Volunteer Hours
If you want to make an impact in your community, the youth council has just the spot for you! With plenty of volunteer opportunities, you’ll add hours to your applications all while helping Dothan thrive!
Fun Events to Attend
Youth Council is full of fun events! We have a launch party every year, plus a Christmas party and a big end-of-the-year reception for all our members. Members also help with lots of other fun activities throughout the year!
How to Join?
Are you a student in the 9th-12th grade?
Do you live in Dothan or the surrounding counties?
If so, joining is as easy as coming to a meeting!
Attend a meeting at (334) Prevention Project.
Click the calendar for upcoming events and meetings.
Fill out a Youth Council Application (click the button or contact an advisor for a copy).
This application states that you will remain drug and alcohol-free, as well as make smart choices for life.
Once you have turned in your contract and attended a meeting, you can sign up to volunteer.
The Youth Council is all about giving back to the community and we want everyone to join us!
Check the calendar for available events.
Jeffrey Biggs Scholarship
Jeffery Biggs served as the Community Outreach Coordinator for 334 Prevention Project. However, he did not simply come to work and do a job. Jeffery was known to all as a passionate and dedicated volunteer to every cause he served, but he gave special attention to the efforts of 334 Prevention, known at the time as the Dothan-Houston County Substance Abuse Partnership. He was responsible for organizing the Dancing with the Stars fundraiser for 334 Prevention. In addition to the Dancing with the Stars project, Jeffery was also very active with various community activities. He especially liked working with kids to share the dangers of substance abuse. He seized every moment possible to make his community a better place to live. Aside from his work with 334 Prevention, he was an active volunteer with his church and his son’s school. He had a deep love for nonprofits and community service. He was known to be a positive force in everything he did and brought support and hope to others he worked with on his community service projects.
In October of 2012, Jeffery was diagnosed with kidney and colon cancer. He made the difficult decision to take the path of medical retirement so that he could spend time with his family and undergo cancer treatments. Jeffery battled several rounds of chemotherapy as well as surgeries. Even through this most difficult of fights, Jeffery remained positive and strong. He continued to be an active member of his church and dedicated much of his time to being with his family. On December 30, 2015, Jeffery lost his battle with cancer at the age of 40. Though Jeffery may be gone, the legacy that he left behind lives on in his community work and in the hearts of all those who ever knew him. At 334 Prevention Project, we honor Jeffery’s memory by giving back to the community, just as he did. It is our honor to award a $5000 scholarship in Jeffery’s memory to a deserving high school senior each year. The recipient exemplifies the values that Jeffery channeled into his everyday life: leadership, service, and hardwork.