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Talk About It: Alcohol, Adults, Holiday Parties and Teens

Filed in Parents by on December 22, 2014 • views: 259
Talk About It: Alcohol, Adults, Holiday Parties and Teens
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The holidays are a time of celebrating with family and friends and recognizing those important to us. But the preponderance of holiday parties –– some at which adults are drinking alcohol and it is often readily available to teens –– can create opportunities for teens to engage in risky behaviors and make potentially dangerous decisions. […]

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PACT to Host Town Hall, “Through a Teen’s Eyes” on October 28

Filed in News by on October 15, 2014 • views: 225
PACT to Host Town Hall, “Through a Teen’s Eyes” on October 28
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“Through A Teen’s Eyes: A New Look at What Pelham Offers (and Doesn’t)” is the theme of PACT’s Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 7:00pm, at the Daronco Town House. It is an opportunity to find out how the physical design of the community impacts our youth and also examine ways to make […]

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Family Time Celebrates “Ghostbusters” on the Red Carpet, Friday, October 10, 2014

Filed in Family Time, News by on October 1, 2014 • views: 242
Family Time Celebrates “Ghostbusters” on the Red Carpet, Friday, October 10, 2014
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Lights! Camera! Family Time! Celebrate PACT’s first Family Time of the new school year next Friday, Oct. 10 with a 7:00pm showing of the 30th anniversary of “Ghostbusters” (digitally remastered) at The Picture House. Come early before the movie begins and let PACT make you a star with a red-carpet family photo opportunity. Red carpet […]

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PACT, Pelham Police Departments Collaborate on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Filed in News by on September 17, 2014 • views: 219
PACT, Pelham Police Departments Collaborate on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is next Saturday, Sept. 27. In the Pelhams, residents may drop off expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs at local police departments between 10:00am and 2:00pm. The Drug Enforcement Administration in collaboration locally with the Pelham and Pelham Manor Police Departments and PACT are sponsoring the event as an opportunity […]

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PACT and PMHS Conduct Volunteer Fair

Filed in Community/PACT, News, Volunteer, Youth by on September 4, 2014 • views: 388
PACT and PMHS Conduct Volunteer Fair
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More than 150 students attended an inaugural Volunteer Fair on September 4, 2014 at Pelham Memorial High School. A collaboration between PACT and the PMHS Guidance Department, the fair featured representatives from 19 organizations and was open to students grades 9-12, with the ultimate goal of connecting high school students with volunteer opportunities, promoting voluntarism and […]

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PACT Writes Letter to the Editor Following Swastika Incident

Filed in News by on August 27, 2014 • views: 237
PACT Writes Letter to the Editor Following Swastika Incident
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To the Editor: PACT’s Executive Board takes a stand, together with our partners the Pelham School District, the Board of Education and the Pelham Jewish Center, to express our concern about the recent incident in which the image of a swastika and the word “power” were written in the sidewalk opposite Siwanoy School. We encourage […]

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PACT Announces Intern Selections for the 2014-2015 Year

Filed in Internships, News by on July 14, 2014 • views: 274
PACT Announces Intern Selections for the 2014-2015 Year
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Six Pelham high school students were recently selected by PACT for it’s one-year internship program for 2014-2105. The internship program is now in its third year is led by PACT’s Youth Prevention Coordinator, Rhenecia Perry, and will integrate leadership skills and opportunities throughout the program. The interns, pictured at right are, from left to right: Bill […]

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PACT’s Virginia Hartmere on Talking About Alcohol With Your Teen

Filed in News by on September 25, 2013 • views: 226
PACT’s Virginia Hartmere on Talking About Alcohol With Your Teen
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By Virginia Hartmere PACT Coalition DirectorAlcohol is the primary drug of choice for Pelham’s youth.  While teens are still developing judgment and coping skills, they frequently make risky and dangerous decisions under the influence of alcohol.  Many severe consequences can result including injury and death from accidents; unintended, unwanted and unprotected sexual activity; academic problems; […]

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Five PMHS Students Selected as 2013 PACT Interns To Promote Drug and Alcohol Free Programs and Build New Web Site

Filed in Internships, News by on July 26, 2013 • views: 296
Five PMHS Students Selected as 2013 PACT Interns To Promote Drug and Alcohol Free Programs and Build New Web Site
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Five students were recently selected by PACT for a one-year internship program, now in its second year. The interns, pictured above, include Jack Roche, Ilaria Lampson, Isabella Joseph, Sara Kenney and Joe Viola. Their mission this summer is to find ways to promote drug and alcohol-free opportunities for students in the Pelham community. They will […]

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PACT Delivers End of Year Report Focusing on Youth Programs

Filed in News by on July 17, 2013 • views: 265
PACT Delivers End of Year Report Focusing on Youth Programs
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By Anneliese Turck PACT’s Youth Engagement Committee, chaired by Jeanmarie Ward and Heidi Carey, focused on implementing initiatives that provided youth with positive messages (LiveChat 2013), activities (Middle and High School Youth events) and role models (internship program) this year. LiveChat 2013 LiveChat 2013, a biennial Youth Leadership Summit offered in collaboration with Pelham Memorial […]

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2013 Prevention Needs Assesssment Survey: Majority of Pelham Students Not Using Alcohol and Marijuana

Filed in News by on June 26, 2013 • views: 176
2013 Prevention Needs Assesssment Survey: Majority of Pelham Students Not Using Alcohol and Marijuana
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However, Survey Also Shows Significant Increase in Use of Marijuana Among 12th Graders The biennial Prevention Needs Assessment Survey administered to students in the 8th, 10th and 12th grades this past February by the PACT Coalition and the Pelham School District showed that alcohol (including beer, wine and hard liquor) and marijuana are the drugs […]

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Police Chiefs of the Pelhams Urge Parents to Take Active Role in Teen Safety This Spring

Filed in Uncategorized by on May 29, 2013 • views: 258
Police Chiefs of the Pelhams Urge Parents to Take Active Role in Teen Safety This Spring
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From Police Chiefs: Joseph Benefico and Alfred Mosiello We, the Police Chiefs of Pelham and Pelham Manor, call everyone’s attention to the increase in underage alcohol and drug use during the spring and summer months. Nice weather, proms, graduations and the end of school are wonderful – but they also give our kids the opportunity […]

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