It Takes A Village…
The Coalition is a group of like-minded business, municipal, school, and community leaders who work proactively to keep our teens safe and drug-free. We act as a resource for teens and parents to help them make informed choices about drugs and alcohol. The Coalition is funded through a $125,000 a year Drug-Free Communities federal grant.
The Croton Community Coalition strives to involve all members of our community in a meaningful process that will create, support, and unify ongoing substance abuse prevention and reduction strategies. Our process is inclusive and accomplished in an atmosphere of trust and respect.
All sectors of our community are involved:
- CHHS & PVC Students
- Croton Parents
- Croton-on-Hudson Board of Trustees
- Croton-Harmon Board of Education
- Croton- Harmon School District Administration
- Croton-on-Hudson Police Department
- The Gazette (local media)
- Croton Village EMS
- Croton Free Library
- Faith Based Organizations
- Local Businesses
- Croton Recreation Department
- Croton Lions
- Croton-on-Hudson Rotary
- Local Healthcare Professionals
- Student Assistance Services
- The Village of Croton-on-Hudson Administration
What do we do?
The Croton Community Coalition has an annual plan to build awareness, provide education, and organize events for the community. A five year federal grant is matched by local in-kind contributions of volunteer time and materials.
How do we do it?
Each year we create a plan with the following objectives:
- Organize outreach activities with various sectors of the community
- Provide education for teens and their parents
- Conduct youth and parent surveys (every two years)
- Conduct monthly coalition meetings
- Support the Teen Leadership Council at CHHS & PVC
- Conduct Prescription Drug Take Back Days twice a year
- Conduct TIPS training for local restaurant/bar employees