Healthy YOUth (Youth Opportunities Unlimited)

  • logo Healthy YOUth (Youth Opportunities Unlimited) is a drug prevention program for dedicated, hard-working, and responsible Z-BTHS students who have chosen to be drug-free and who want to share that commitment with others in their community.

    Healthy YOUth is more than just a club.  The program is sponsored not only by Z-BTHS, but by the Lake County Health Department and the Zion-Benton Coalition for Healthy Communities. Healthy YOUth members will meet twice a month to keep up-to-date in drug prevention, learn leadership and presentation skills, get to know each other, and to have fun!   

    The 2018-2019 HY group consists of 91 students who are proud to be drug-free!  We hope you will consider joining us for the 2019-2020 school year!

    Registration for Mama's Run (a 5K Run/Walk on Mother's Day weekend that is for all runners--not just moms) is open.  This run is sponsored by the Zion-Benton Coalition for Healthy Communities which supports Healthy YOUth at ZBTHS and NTHS.  To register  online go to the Zion Park District at  or register in person with this form.  You may also turn in forms to Mrs. Will in the IMC.

    All Healthy YOUth Members are required to enlist 3 runners for this event!  Please check your email for the link to verify your runners!

    All Healthy YOUth Members are asked to fill out this form to ensure attendance at spring events.


    Students who need to conference with Mrs. Will about their presentations for our Retreat Night on April 26th should sign up here.

    All students who wish to be a part of Healthy YOUth for the 2019-2020 School Year should follow these directions: 

    1. See the full explanation about the directions to apply by clicking here.
    2. Complete the permission slip and Healthy YOUth Code of Conduct found here
    3. Submit the online application by clicking here.
    4. Complete a project and turn it in to Mrs. Will by 8:00 am on Friday, September 20th. For project details, please click here.  (See 2nd page)

    Healthy Youth Sponsors:

    Deborah Will, IMC Coordinator:  847-731-9475
    Brent Hall, Social Science Teacher:  847-731-9564, 

    Healthy YOUth Drug-Free Pledge and Code of Conduct:

    Healthy YOUth is an organization designed for students who have chosen to be drug-free and who wish to share this commitment with others.  In order for the Healthy YOUth program to be effective and to maintain its integrity, Healthy YOUth Members must be completely drug free while they are in the program and for six months before they start the program.  Healthy YOUth Members must also be exemplary role models for the school and the community.  

    Level Activities:

    Students who wish to distinguish themselves in Healthy YOUth have the option of completing activity levels.  The education level must be obtained before any other levels will be awarded; however, students may begin working on levels simultaneously.  

    Education Level

    Service Level

    Leadership Level