Our Policies & Procedures
Alcohol, Drug, Tobacco and Firearms Policy
It is the policy of YouthNet to prohibit and discourage the use of drugs, alcohol, and firearms. Mentees and mentors are prohibited from using drugs or alcohol or possessing firearms while engaged in the mentoring relationship. Any suspected violations should be reported to the Program Manager.
No participant of YouthNet will possess or consume beer, wine, or other alcoholic beverages while actively engaged or prior to actively engaging in mentoring, nor shall any participant endorse the use of alcohol. Mentors and mentees may go to a location where minors are allowed and alcohol is served provided that the mentor and youth do not consume any alcohol.
Any YouthNet event involving mentees with be alcohol-free.
No participant of YouthNet will manufacture, possess, distribute, or use any illegal substance while engaged in mentoring.
The intent of YouthNet is to create a smoke- and tobacco-free environment. To that end, smoking and the use of all tobacco products is prohibited on the premises of YouthNet and those involved with the program must refrain from the use of such products while engaged in mentoring. The use of tobacco products includes but is not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco, snuff, or other matters or substances that contain tobacco.
Weapons, Firearms, and Other Dangerous Materials
The possession or use of firearms, firecrackers, explosives, toxic or dangerous chemicals, or other lethal weapons, equipment or material while participating in mentoring activities, is strictly prohibited.
Any violation of this policy will result in the immediate suspension and/or termination of the mentoring relationship. In addition, violations of this policy may result in notification being given to legal authorities that may result in arrest or legal action, and may be punishable by fine and/or imprisonment.