Youth First

Joel Fehsenfeld, MSW, Youth First School Social Worker:

Hello!  I am the full-time Youth First Social Worker at Reitz Memorial High School. 

Youth First Inc. has the mission of strengthening youth and families through evidence-based programs that prevent substance abuse, promote healthy behaviors, and maximize student success. My position at RMHS is funded by Welborn Baptist Foundation grants, the school, and private donor funding. This is great because I am a free service to students, families, and staff at school.

I can provide a wide variety of services for youth, families, and staff by addressing the broad array of mental health concerns that people come across in life. Some reasons for referrals may be: academic concerns, stress management, peer conflicts, family conflicts, depression, anxiety, anger management, and alcohol or drug use.
Confidentiality is key for me! Family and student privacy is important and building successful relationships require providing a safe place where personal issues can be discussed comfortably. If you have any questions or concerns regarding confidentiality, please let me know.
You can contact me through Memorial High School at 476-4973 ext. 261 or via email at [email protected]
For further information about all Youth First Inc. has to offer, to volunteer, or donate to the cause, please visit the website at or call at 421-TEEN.
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