The Scott County Partnership is happy to welcome Kimberly Richie as their new Youth Services Coordinator. She will be teaching school-based prevention programs, planning and coordinating Reality Store and Career Clusters, and assisting with High School Conquer the CHAOS in both school districts.
Kim is excited about this new position, “It’s a great fit for me because it allows me to work in the community with youth, something I have been passionate about for a long time.”
Kim grew up in the community and graduated from Austin High School. She is the daughter of Donnie and Shelia Richie and has two daughters, one of which is expecting her first child. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership from Purdue University.
She enjoys the outdoors, the beach, going to church activities, and cares deeply about people. She recently joined the New Creation Addiction Ministries Board of Directors. “My passions are God, family, and people.”
Some of the things Kim loves about living in Scott County are the hometown atmosphere, the deep rooted faith community, and strong family bonds. Even though the community she loves has struggled, she believes people are supportive of and need one another.
Scott County’s small town size makes it easier to know who and where the resources are. “She loves the way that citizens reach out to help restore the community roots. These are the people that give with all their heart, mind, and soul. I love being a part of that.”