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Outreach & Education

What We Do


Copper Shores Outreach & Education uses evidence-based training and programming to educated copper country residents of all ages on a variety of topics. Outreach and Education offers training to address substance abuse prevention, suicide prevention, parenting classes and trainings with community partners to assist first responders. In addition we offer follow up for individuals at risk of suicide and family support services.

Our Programs

School-Based Prevention Education

One of the best ways to help developing young minds make good decisions is to meet them where they spend much of their time, in school. Copper Shores Outreach and Education provides school-based prevention education to multiple school districts throughout the Copper Country. Education and Outreach provides training on a variety of topics including drug use, emotional intelligence, anti-vaping and more.

Learn more about School-Based Prevention Education here.


TOP Club

Students meet weekly at host schools across the Copper Country and participate in monthly group activities like sledding at Mont Ripley and staying overnight in the Upper Peninsula Children's Museum in Marquette. In addition to fun activities, students complete at least 20 hours of community service together and learn over the course of the program year.

Learn more about TOP Club here.

Family & Community Support

Working to assist families in reaching healthy outcomes for parents and youth in Baraga, Houghton and Keweenaw Counties.

QPR Training

People trained in Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR) learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying "yes" to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling or neighbor.

Learn more about QPR Training here.

Guiding Good Choices Training

In five or six sessions, parents and caregivers learn specific actions that promote healthy development and reduce risky behavior in the teen years. Home practice and weekly family meetings build family connections and help families apply skills in real life. Guiding Good Choices® emphasizes strong family bonds as the key that motivates preteens to follow family guidelines and stay on a course toward better health and educational outcomes as teenagers.

Learn more about Guiding Good Choices here.

Behavioral Health Emergency Partnership Training

Behavioral Health Emergency Partnership Training is a behavioral health training initiative to equip emergency responders with the tools they need to effectively recognize, respond and mitigate a Behavioral Health Emergency. The Behavioral Health Emergency Partnership Training consists of three linked training segments, Pre-Course Online Training, Classroom Instruction and Scenario Based Training.

Learn more about Behavioral Health Emergency Partnership Training here.

Crisis Line

We are available 24/7/365 to support those in crisis. Learn more about our Crisis Line

Employment Opportunities

Work for Copper Shores Outreach and Education

Prevention Education Coordinator


The Prevention Education Coordinator will play a crucial role in developing, implementing, and overseeing community and school-focused prevention ...

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Support Copper Shores Outreach and Education

Copper Shores Outreach and Education couldn't do the work we do on a daily basis without the generous support of our community. Whether you want to make a one-time donation or commit to being part of the long-term solutions in our community with a recurring donation, we couldn't be more thankful to have you on our team. 

Meet the Team

Copper Shores Outreach and Education

Amy Baker - Featured Image

Amy Baker

Community Support Coordinator
Jessica Carlson - Featured Image

Jessica Carlson

Community Support Specialist
Callisto Cortez - Featured Image

Callisto Cortez

Youth Development Specialist
Rebecca Crane - Featured Image

Rebecca Crane

Senior Program Director
Kassy Kallio - Featured Image

Kassy Kallio

Community Support Specialist & Michigan Certified Peer Recovery Coach
Kristine Martens - Featured Image

Kristine Martens

Program Director - Community Outreach and Prevention
Christina Mayworm - Featured Image

Christina Mayworm

Community Support Specialist
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Lisa Simpson

Prevention Coordinator