Posts By: Laurie Dean

The Fest 2017

Teen Sitting in Dunk Tank

Croton Harmon High School students marked the end of the school year with The Fest, a three hour outdoor celebration held at Vassallo Park, sponsored by the Croton Community Coalition. The event encourages students to have a safe and drug-free summer. (more…)

Westchester Declares “Healthy Teen Brain Day”

April 21, 2017 – In an effort to educate teenagers about the perils of marijuana use and its negative effects on brain development, Westchester County leaders on Thursday joined dozens of students, community advocates, health professionals and members of the Westchester Coalition for Drug and Alcohol Free Youth for an event celebrating young people who choose to abstain from the drug. (more…)

Underage Drinking is a Serious Public Health Problem

Underage drinking is a serious public health problem in the United States. Alcohol is the most widely used substance of abuse among America’s youth, and drinking by young people poses enormous health and safety risks.

The consequences of underage drinking can affect everyone—regardless of age or drinking status. We all feel the effects of the aggressive behavior, property damage, injuries, violence, and deaths that can result from underage drinking. This is not simply a problem for some families—it is a nationwide concern. (more…)