Four teenagers sitting together - say no to drugs

About Us

 

As a grassroots organization, Earlybird Alliance is a community that provides youth services and parental support in the battle against early use, addiction, and overdose of drugs.

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What We Do

 

Earlybird Alliance strives to address youth substance misuse through early information, advocacy, and support for parents and guardians, before they reach the crisis point.

Mission

 

Spread awareness of drug danger so parents/caregivers can educate themselves in order to teach children to stand strong against drugs.
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Vision

 

All parents and children are fully aware of drug dangers, and are actively working to prevent and address underage drug misuse by spreading awareness and calling out potential misuse when applicable.

History

Sometimes tragedy gives birth to goodness. We call it hope. That is something that we never give up on.

In early fall 2019, three bright 16-year-old boys from the Seattle area lost their lives to an accidental overdose on fentanyl.

Those events happened on different days, under different circumstances, but stirred our community to rise up and commit to doing everything possible to prevent another tragedy.

It helped children and parents to open up about struggles with mental health. It surfaced parents’ need for education on fentanyl and for continued awareness of the potential availability of drugs to our youth.

Parents needed guidance and support on how to address the subject with their kids.

Parents impacted by the deaths of these loved teens decided to create a non-profit organization with a mission to create awareness of teen drug misuse. Earlybird Alliance was born. It got incorporated with WA state in May 2020 and got its tax-exempt status in August of the same year.

From the very beginning, Earlybird found great support among the local community. Everyone wanted to help. Outmark, a local marketing agency in Issaquah, stepped in to name the organization, build the brand, and develop its website.

Earlybird Alliance created a Facebook profile in May of 2020, making regular posts and gaining 258 followers as of May 2022.

A year later, in August 2021, Earlybird Alliance created an Instagram account and gained 50 followers as of May 2022.

Around the same time, Earlybird Alliance established a LinkedIn account, which promotes recruiting opportunities for our organization and partners.

In May 2021, Earlybird Alliance was involved in a drug awareness event in Gibson School. During COVID times, Earlybird Alliance operated mainly through Facebook and Instagram. Now coming out of COVID, Earlybird Alliance is planning to expand its volunteer base, which will allow it to potentially:

  • Partner with local school’s PTAs to run programs like Red Ribbon Week, etc.
  • Launch a monthly newsletter to its followers with up-to-date information on teens and substances
  • Develop informational YouTube content
  • Begin running on-demand speaking sessions
  • Continue collecting a list of community needs that Earlybird could support
  • Keep our teens mentally strong and drug-free

Leadership Team

Olga Davidov-Beirer
President and Co-Founder

Holly McIntyre
Co-Founder

Ronda Chin
Board Member

Deanna Trencher
Board Member

Rachel Rowland
Board Member

Our marketing partner

Earlybird would like to recognize our friends at Outsource Marketing for their work on the development of our name, brand, website, and marketing communications.

Get in Touch with Earlybird

If you have questions or are looking for more information on connecting with the Earlybird community, click the contact button below.

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