Hailey Croci is the Deputy Director of TOGETHER! for Youth and works in the Youth Marijuana Prevention and Education Program (YMPEP) and the Commercial Tobacco Prevention Program (CTPP) covering Chelan and Douglas Counties in the North Central Region of the state of Washington. In addition to her activities within those two programs, Hailey acts as the Wenatchee Substance Abuse Coalition Coordinator and oversees programs to prevent opioid use among local youth. Hailey has a Bachelor of Science in Health Administration, a Minor in Business Marketing and a Masters in Teaching. She has worked in the health prevention services field for over 20 years as well as having been a teacher at the elementary level. Hailey has experience in working for local county Public Health, school districts, American Lung Association and other educational institutions. Her passion for youth, health prevention and strong communities have guided her involvement and experience to be an advocate for adolescent health over the years. Hailey enjoys partnering with organizations, educators, students or anyone that desires to promote healthy outcomes for a prosperous community for all.


Alyssa Polson is the Regional Coordinator for HOPE Squad. The HOPE Squad program reduces youth suicide through education, training, and peer intervention. Alyssa is a regional liaison between schools and the HOPE Squad program within Chelan, Douglas, Grant, and Okanogan Counties. Alyssa graduated from High School in 2012 and went on to graduate College from Eastern Washington University in 2018 with Bachelor of Arts Degree in Recreation & Tourism Management Degree and a Business Administration Minor. She has previously worked in Schools, Resorts, and Park & Recreation. In addition to working with Hope Squad, Alyssa is also the Head Volleyball Coach for Waterville High School. Alyssa has a passion working with kids of all ages and loves helping students with providing the necessary means for success.


Carrie became our Waterville Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI) Coordinator in October of 2022.
Carrie graduated from Waterville High School in 1995. She attended Eastern Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice. She has worked for many years previously with the state of Washington at The Department of Corrections doing probation/parole work and the Department of Social and Health Services as a Social Services Specialist working in Long Term care. Carrie has a passion for helping people and with her vast experience in working with substance use clients, she strives to make a difference by taking an active role as a Prevention Coordinator with the local Waterville youth and in her community.

Carrie lives in Waterville with her family and enjoys gardening, scrapbooking, and spending time with friends and family.


Courtney was born and raised in the Wenatchee Valley and joined our organization in November of 2022 as our AmeriCorps Service Member. Courtney studied Horticulture and Floral Design at Spokane Community College before moving back to Wenatchee to work for a local grocery store and floral shop. When she welcomed her daughter into the world in 2008, she left the floral shop and moved into automotive sales where she excelled in her craft and earned Employee of the Quarter in 2017 for the 3rd quarter. After seeking a career change in 2022, she joined AmeriCorps and came to serve Together! for Youth. After completing her AmeriCorps service, Courtney joined our team  part-time in September of 2023. Her organization skills and creativity are a welcome addition to our daily operations. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, photography, and spending time with her family. 

AmeriCorps Service Member

TOGETHER! For Youth hosts an AmeriCorps Service Member that serves as a general support for staff members and programs within our organization. AmeriCorps is a nationwide community service program. In every state, members help local organizations address needs within their communities, like literacy, poverty, public safety, healthy living and protecting the environment. AmeriCorps members serve at schools, nonprofits and other public agencies. They also help recruit community volunteers for the organizations they serve. The TOGETHER! For Youth AmeriCorps Service Member supports our prevention programs and is an excellent point of contact if you have any questions that are not answered on our website.

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