CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. — Croton Harmon High School ninth-, 10th- and 11th-graders gathered Friday, April 17 for an assembly on marijuana awareness.
Through a partnership between the Croton Community Coalition and Croton-Harmon Teen Council, a marijuana awareness campaign has been rolling out in grades eight and higher. One of the partners of the campaign, motivational speaker and comedian Matt Bellace, spoke candidly with students about the dangers of substance use and abuse during the assembly, encouraging them to seek natural highs. (more…)
OSSINING COMMUNITIES THAT CARE, CROTON COMMUNITY COALITION, PHELPS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL CENTER, ARMS ACRES AND DRUG CRISIS IN OUR BACKYARD JOIN FORCES TO PREVENT DRUG USE BY LOCAL TEENS
Ossining and Croton, NY – Billed as an “Evening of Prevention for Rivertown Parents,” local health-serving organizations are partnering to present “Setting Our Kids on a Substance-Free Path,” a community discussion and presentation that will make the expertise and perspective of local practitioners available to all interested and concerned parents in the area. The session will be held at the Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Avenue, in the Budarz Theater, on Tuesday, May 12, from 7:30 to 9:00 pm. It is free and open to the public. (more…)
(Croton-on-Hudson, NY) – The Croton Community Coalition will be receiving a five year, $125,000 a year, Drug Free Communities (DFC) continuation grant in order to continue its national award-winning efforts to keep Croton youth safe and drug free, according to Laurie Dean, Coalition Coordinator. Dean made the official announcement at the Coalition’s October board meeting on Thursday, October 16, 2014.
“This is an exciting time for the Croton Community Coalition. In this, our sixth year, the continuation grant will allow us to develop new, innovative and award-winning programs that proactively keep our Croton teens safe and drug free. In partnership with the school district, the Village, and with the support from a variety of community sectors, we are making a difference in a very public way,” said Dean. (more…)
Croton-on-Hudson, NY – The Croton Community Coalition will hold its Fifth Annual Candlelight Vigil on Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 6pm – 8pm at Vassallo Park, Old Post Road South, Croton-on-Hudson, NY. Organizers of the annual vigil welcome everyone who wishes to celebrate loved ones in recovery, support those struggling with substance use, and remember those who lost their lives because of alcohol or drugs.
“Even though this is our Fifth Annual Candlelight Vigil, the necessity of having a community-wide event like this grows stronger every year. (more…)