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Ready or not, the Community Calendar of the Pelhams is in the works!

Filed in Community/PACT, Events, News by on May 9, 2017 • views: 503
Ready or not, the Community Calendar of the Pelhams is in the works!
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It’s that time of year again! Pelham PACT Coalition is once again partnering with Burbio to produce the Community Calendar of the Pelhams—a giant, wall-sized calendar including events from local organizations and businesses, including the calendar for Pelham Public Schools. We’ll be selling the calendars just in time for back-to-school, but there are two ways […]

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May Marks National Mental Health Awareness Month

Filed in Community/PACT, News, Parents, Youth by on May 3, 2017 • views: 452
May Marks National Mental Health Awareness Month
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Throughout the month of May, many organizations will celebrate National Mental Health Awareness Month, including the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Mental Health America, and SAMHSA’s National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day on May 4. If your son broke his leg, you would go to the doctor, right? If your daughter had bronchitis, you […]

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Turn in Your Unused Drugs!

Filed in Community/PACT, News, Parents by on April 27, 2017 • views: 222
Turn in Your Unused Drugs!
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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day: April 29   Saturday, April 29 is the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Through this day, the DEA aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible way of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. If you […]

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PACT’s Community Advisory Meeting Shows Continued Need for Substance Use Prevention Programs in Pelham

Filed in Community/PACT, Events, News, Parents by on April 23, 2017 • views: 1566
PACT’s Community Advisory Meeting Shows Continued Need for Substance Use Prevention Programs in Pelham
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Around 20 community members gathered at The Manor Club on April 20 for Pelham PACT Coalition’s Spring Community Advisory Council (CAC) meeting, a chance for the local community to come together and discuss issues impacting our youth. PACT Board Chair Kit Meyer gave brief introductory remarks, and then Coalition Director Laura Caruso gave updates on […]

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Pelham’s Teen Field Fest is May 13!

Filed in Community/PACT, Events, News, Youth by on April 17, 2017 • views: 436
Pelham’s Teen Field Fest is May 13!
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PACT’s Youth Leadership Council and Pelham LOFT have officially announced their first-ever Field Fest, which will take place on Saturday, May 13, from 6-10pm at Glover Field. $5 admission & $1 food! Visit PelhamLOFT.org for more details about the event, including specific activities! Please note, all attendees must have a parent sign this waiver (also included below) in […]

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Review of Screenagers by Angelina Rosa

Filed in Events, Youth by on April 11, 2017 • views: 259
Review of Screenagers by Angelina Rosa
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On March 21, 2017, around 200 people gathered for a screening of the documentary Screenagers at The Picture House, sponsored by Pelham PACT, Community Care Center, and the Pelham Middle School PTA. Here is a review of the film by Pelham Memorial High School student and PACT Youth Leadership Council member, Angelia Rosa. “Technological innovation and advancement […]

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April 20 is Healthy Teen Brain Day

Filed in Community/PACT, Events, News, Parents, Youth by on April 10, 2017 • views: 299
April 20 is Healthy Teen Brain Day
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Last year, the Westchester Coalition for Drug and Alcohol Free Youth, in partnership with more than 20 coalitions and municipalities throughout the county, proclaimed April 20 as Healthy Teen Brain Day. The day, 420, has become associated in pop culture with marijuana use, so Pelham PACT and other coalitions used the day to honor teens who are making […]

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Filed in Community/PACT, News, Parents, Youth by on April 4, 2017 • views: 372
April is Alcohol Awareness Month
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Alcohol is the most commonly used and abused drug among youth in the United States. As teenagers mature, it is natural and developmentally appropriate for them to assert their independence, and that often turns into seeking new challenges and taking more risks. Many teens want to try alcohol but may not fully realize its negative […]

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You’re Invited: Community Advisory Council

Filed in Community/PACT, Events, News, Parents by on March 28, 2017 • views: 332
You’re Invited: Community Advisory Council
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Pelham PACT Coalition’s Community Advisory Council Meeting April 20, 2017 8:30-10:00am The Manor Club Please join us at PACT’s Community Advisory Forum on Thursday, April 20, from 8:30-10:00am at the Manor Club (1023 Esplanade).  PACT Coalition Director, Laura Caruso, will share data from the recent Prevention Needs Assessment Survey, which took place at PMS and […]

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Pelham LOFT Launches Teen Website

Filed in Community/PACT, News, Parents, Youth by on March 27, 2017 • views: 308
Pelham LOFT Launches Teen Website
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  After months of hard work, PACT’s Youth Leadership Council is proud to present the brand new website for Pelham LOFT: www.pelhamloft.org. Pelham teens can visit this website to find out about local news, teen events, volunteer opportunities, and updates from PACT. “We are so proud of our teens, who have truly developed this website […]

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Recap of the PACT Town Hall: Screenagers

Filed in Community/PACT, Events, News, Parents by on March 25, 2017 • views: 430
Recap of the PACT Town Hall: Screenagers
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There was a packed house at the Pelham Picture House on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, when almost 200 people attended the showing of the documentary film Screenagers. In attendance were parents of elementary, middle, and high school students, school administrators, and counselors. The event was held as a Town Hall sponsored by Pelham PACT, Community […]

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PACT is hiring a Social Marketing Manager!

Filed in Community/PACT, News, Parents by on March 9, 2017 • views: 540
PACT is hiring a Social Marketing Manager!
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Are you looking for a way to make an im-PACT in the lives of Pelham’s youth? PACT is looking for a new part-time Social Marketing Manager / Project Coordinator. The position drives PACT’s public facing work, managing the coalition’s multi-faceted communication plan, and coordinating member and community programming. The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills, a […]

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