TEAM Wellness & Prevention is dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles through the prevention of substance abuse.
TEAM Wellness & Prevention has been providing alcohol and drug prevention services to the Fort Collins community since 1989. TEAM has expanded wellness and prevention programming to include all of Larimer County. TEAM provides prevention education to middle and high school students, makes presentations for parents on topics related to youth substance use, convenes community groups, provides opportunities for youth activities in safe, substance-free environments, and is available as a community partner.
We favor a developmental approach to addressing youth substance use. In doing so, we recognize the importance of adolescents’ inclination toward taking risks and we promote a formula of prevention that provides opportunities for youth to satisfy needs without compromising their future.
It is TEAM’s philosophy that prevention is the job of the entire community and we enjoy the responsibility for coordinating these efforts. To the extent that parents, schools, businesses, law enforcement, community leaders and religious organizations are consistent in the message for health and in providing a safe environment to nurture youth, youth are more likely to claim a future of well being.
Lamplighter Award Nomination
The Lamplighter Award is presented to a community member who voluntarily contributes significant time and/or resources to causes that that benefit youth in the community. A Lamplighter recipient contributes in a volunteer capacity and does not receive compensation for their work with youth.
“The recipient demonstrates extraordinary understanding of the power of collaborative thinking and has succeeded in motivating others toward the common good.”
The Lamplighter Award is awarded on an annual basis.
Educator of the Year Nomination
The TEAM Educator of the Year award is presented to a teacher or para educator who goes above and beyond their normal work duties to make a significant impact in the lives of youth in our community.
The TEAM Educator of the Year Award is awarded on an annual basis.
First Responder of the Year Nomination
The TEAM First Responder of the Year award is presented to a law enforcement officer, firefighter or emergency medical provider who goes above and beyond their normal work duties to make a significant impact in the lives of youth in our community.
The TEAM First Responder of the Year award is awarded on an annual basis.
Dot Tomlinson Lifetime Achievement Award
The Dot Tomlinson Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to a community member who has dedicated their life to making an impact in the lives of children in our community. The recipient of this award demonstrates a dedicated commitment to youth and community similar to the late Dot Tomlinson, for whom this award is named and the original recipient of the award. Dot Tomlinson was an educator and community volunteer worked tirelessly both professionally and voluntarily on youth health and wellness causes in the community. Dot dedicated her life to making her community a healthy place to raise children.
The Dot Tomlinson Lifetime Achievement award is a special award that is only awarded on occasions when a qualifying individual is nominated and selected by the awards committee. Dot Tomlinson’s family descendants are invited to be part of the selection committee for this award.