Makin’ It Happen is excited to welcome Tracy Bachert to our team! Tracy will be stepping into the Community Impact Coordinator role.
Tracy has three children that have gone through the Manchester School District. Tracy was involved with the Parent Teacher Group and Parent Teacher Organization for nineteen years. The issues of substance use disorder treatment and recovery solutions are also a passion of Tracy’s. Tracy has a son that has experienced substance use disorder, so she understands the importance of finding innovative solutions.
Tracy first got involved with Makin’ It Happen when her daughter was chosen to participate in a youth leadership training with Makin’ It Happen. Tracy was able to be a chaperone and adult ally during these trainings. Tracy says, “having a child at both ends of this cycle, and one in the middle finding his way, has brought me a place where I can be of assistance to others.”
Tracy is excited to join the Makin’ It Happen team saying “my daughter went through the Makin’ it Happen Youth Leadership training as an 8th grader, and it was a phenomenal experience. I believe in the mission and the positive effect this organization has on our community.”
Tracy believes it is essential to end the stigma around mental health issues like substance use disorder, suicide, and mental health, “MIH opens the conversation, especially with our youth, to reduce the stigma and find ways to prevent and treat, without judgment”.
Currently, Tracy has begun to work on a Youth Leadership Training that Makin’ It Happen is putting on with the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) and CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America). Tracy’s goals for her future at Makin’ It Happen are “to continue to educate and empower our young people to make good decisions, become leaders in their community and to use their voice to effectuate change.”
Welcome to the team Tracy!!!