Benzie Area Youth (BAY) Initiative


A community of youth who have been empowered to make positive life choices.


  • Implement proven prevention education programs, policies, and procedures in our schools and throughout our community.
  • Develop and advocate for positive activities for youth in the community.
  • Inform our community about the latest initiatives, trends, and practices.
  • Identify and recruit funding sources to achieve greater sustainability.


BAY meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 11 A.M.

Benzie Community Resource Center – Johannson Conference Room

Contact Person

BAY Facilitator: Kandi McKenzie
Phone number: 231-882-2166
Email: [email protected]

Connect With Us


Prescription Drug Drop-Off

Benzie County Sheriff’s Office
505 S Michigan Ave, Beulah, MI

County Prevention Initiatives and Accomplishments

  • Botvin Life Skills
  • National Prevention Week Contests
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid
  • Town Hall Meetings
  • Communities that Care Key Leader Orientation
  • MiPHY Survey