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Highland Community Coalition & Student Assistance Services

Danielle Watkins is the Highland Community Prevention Coordinator. Based at Highland High School, Maceda’s role involves developing and guiding the coalition’s work in serving as a resource for the area’s parents, students, and other residents. She facilitates the coalition’s activities in offering training, technical assistance, and both community- and school-based prevention services. Coalition meetings with community members are held every month at the high school, and student-centered work focuses on youths in the middle school and high school grades. She may be contacted by phone at 509-571-7716 or by email at 

These are the projects the coalition is working on:
Second Step: Social emotional learning for students 7-8th grade.
Sport Wellness Program: Healthy habits and education in the harms of substances.
Starts with One Campaign: Messaging around medicine storage and safe disposal.
National Prescription Take Back Day: We are part of National Prescription Take Back Day where we collect prescribed and non-prescribed medications.
Strengthening Families: Family program for youth 10-14 years of age.
To learn more about these programs, please visit our website:

Due to COVID-19 we are getting creative in how we are delivering our programs to our students and community members.
For more information of resources you can use while you have students at home, please visit this link:


Creating a safe community in Highland by making it a healthy, drug and alcohol-free community for youth through education, prevention and community support.