Impact Story: Kim Inglis

The well-being of Clinton’s youth is dear to the heart of Partners in Community (PiC) volunteer Kim Inglis, and not only because she and her husband are the parents of teens John, Ryan, and Ashley.

Kim was raised in Clinton, and “I loved my small town childhood experience,” she says. So when it came time for her young family to buy a home, it had to be Clinton. “I wanted my kids to grow up with the same sense of community and caring. And I wanted to give back.”

Give back she has, volunteering with PiC for almost 20 years, and getting her kids involved in REACT (Reality Even Affects Clinton Teens) clubs. Both PiC and REACT focus on substance use prevention and leadership development, with great results. Kim cites the bi-annual surveys that help PiC assess their efforts.

“In the last year, we’ve seen a drop in alcohol use, prescription drug use, and opioid use,” she says. And she cites the huge impact of the QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) suicide prevention training, taken by teachers, administrators, and students, organized by PiC and Human Services staff. “It’s a tremendous team,” she says. 

REACT has given Kim’s kids, and countless other Clinton kids, priceless opportunities for both fun and learning. They’ve volunteered at holiday events like Christmas in Clinton and Haunted Hallways, learned about substance use and awareness, supported their peers, and attended leadership conferences. 

“We are so fortunate to have resources like PiC and REACT in Clinton,” says Kim. “I strongly recommend them to every parent.”