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Rainier Community Cares consists of community members working together to create a healthier environment for the youth, young adults and others who live in Rainier and the surrounding community.

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Yes Rainier

It’s Time to Say #YesRainier

Welcome! #YesRainier is a campaign created to enhance community pride and call attention to positive youth and family opportunities in Rainier Washington, while promoting an alcohol and drug-free environment for students. “How We Say Yes” showcases the many ways that students and adults in our community make positive lifestyle choices. We invite you to share your positive stories with us on social media; like and follow YesRainier on TUMBLR, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Please check back often as new content will be added throughout the school year and summer each month. It’s time to say #YesRainier. www.yesrainier.com ...
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NO Check Box

Saying “No” Isn’t Easy

by Anonymous (as told to Linda Johnson) Some conversations just catch you off guard. Your heart starts pounding in your chest and it takes your breath away.  When my best friend's 18-year-old sister called from college and asked me to buy her a bottle of alcohol, I was stunned.  I had to pause before I answered her. It seemed like a simple request. I thought, but this is a really good kid and she's going to college on a scholarship. I said "No. I can't do that. I know you're curious, but you're a good kid and I can't do that to you. Your brain is still developing." She knows me really well. I'm pretty open and easy going, so she was very surprised when I said no.  Then she asked if I was sure and I said "Yes, of course I'm sure. If you're caught I could go to ...
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Happy New Year's Fireworks 2016

Having Substance-Free Fun During the Holidays

During the holidays, it can be difficult for some children and teens to get away from the temptations of drugs and alcohol. There are always ways to keep busy and happy without including those unhealthy habits. To keep the holiday spirit alive, some families like to get together and do things such as bake cookies, listen to music, do crafts or play board games. Others may go to a dance class with a friend, make a new tradition, enjoy the light displays or get a bite to eat. There is almost always something going on in the community as well, that would be useful for all ages. Whatever you plan to do over this holiday season, make sure it is healthy and safe, and know there is always fun to be had! When I am spending time with my family, one of my favorite things to do is bake cookies ...
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