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Congratulations to the 2015-16 HOPP Award Recipients!

Filed in Community/PACT, News, Parents, Youth by on July 1, 2016 • views: 247
Congratulations to the 2015-16 HOPP Award Recipients!

As summer begins, PACT wishes to congratulate all of the Pelham high schoolers who were recipients of the HOPP (Heart of Pelham PACT) Award during the 2015-16 school year. The full poster is below, featuring all of the winners, and it will be displayed in businesses throughout town. The HOPP Award recognizes young people who demonstrate […]

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Heart of Pelham PACT (HOPP) Award Recipients for May 2016

Filed in Community/PACT, News, Parents, Youth by on June 23, 2016 • views: 297
Heart of Pelham PACT (HOPP) Award Recipients for May 2016

Pelham Memorial High School senior Kelly Knapp and junior Teddy Carey were honored with the May Heart of Pelham PACT (HOPP) Award. Through the HOPP Award, PACT is seeking to acknowledge those sometimes quiet achievements and contributions of students that may not ordinarily be recognized. The May HOPP Award is sponsored by the Pelham Civic […]

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Prevention Resources for Summer

Filed in News, Parents by on June 21, 2016 • views: 284
Prevention Resources for Summer

It’s time for the lazy, crazy, hazy days of summer! But summer also means there is an increased risk that teenagers will use drugs or alcohol during the more relaxed summer months. According to Bradford Health Services, most teens first try drugs or alcohol during the summer, and by the end of the summer, 940,400 […]

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PACT Hires Laura Caruso as Executive Director

Filed in Community/PACT, News by on June 14, 2016 • views: 739
PACT Hires Laura Caruso as Executive Director

Pelham PACT Coalition is pleased to announce the selection of Pelham resident Laura Caruso as its new Executive Director. “Laura’s commitment to PACT’s mission to promote positive youth development, combined with her experience working with students and developing youth programming, will be a tremendous asset to PACT and its future,” said Kit Meyer, President of […]

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End-of-Year Parties for PMS Students

Filed in News, Parents, Youth by on June 13, 2016 • views: 251
End-of-Year Parties for PMS Students

All Pelham Middle School students finishing 6th, 7th, or 8th grades are invited to join Pelham PACT for two end-of-year parties the week of June 20: a Kinetic Sports Party or a Pelham Country Club Bowling Party. Sign up at the PMS office. Cash or checks (made out to Pelham PACT) will be accepted at […]

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The Hunting Ground Screening at Pelham Picture House

Filed in Community/PACT, News, Youth by on June 1, 2016 • views: 248
The Hunting Ground Screening at Pelham Picture House

On Monday, May 22, a screening and panel discussion of The Hunting Ground, a documentary about sexual assault on college campuses, was co-sponsored by Pelham’s Community Care Center, The Women’s Empowerment Club, PACT and The Pelham Picture House. Thanks to the support of many of the PMHS teachers, guidance counselors and coaches, the event was very […]

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PACT Coalition’s 2016 Year In Review

Filed in Community/PACT, News by on May 27, 2016 • views: 265
PACT Coalition’s 2016 Year In Review

On Wednesday, May 25, the Community Advisory Forum of the Pelham PACT Coalition met to discuss the year in review, as well as future plans for the organization. Coalition Director Virginia Hartmere, who is stepping down at the end of the month, shared highlights from the past “busy and successful” year. For its ongoing programs, […]

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The Hunting Ground Screening and Panel Discussion on May 23

Filed in Community/PACT, Events, Parents, Youth by on May 17, 2016 • views: 315
The Hunting Ground Screening and Panel Discussion on May 23

Pelham’s Community Care Center, PACT, The Women’s Empowerment Club & The Pelham Picture House present a screening of The Hunting Ground, a 1-hour documentary film about sexual assault on college campuses. The screening, held on May 23 at 7:00pm, will be  followed by a panel discussion featuring Rebecca Zipkin, staff attorney at Sanctuary for Families, and Megan Wilen, LCSW, counselor at […]

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National Prevention Week is May 15-21

Filed in Community/PACT, News by on May 16, 2016 • views: 321
National Prevention Week is May 15-21

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is hosting its annual National Prevention Week, held May 15 to 21. Dedicated to increasing public awareness of substance abuse and mental health issues, NPW works to educate the public about the importance of preventing substance abuse and mental disorders before they occur. Here at Pelham […]

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Pelham’s PACT Coalition Announces April HOPP Award Recipients

Filed in News, Youth by on May 3, 2016 • views: 295
Pelham’s PACT Coalition Announces April HOPP Award Recipients

Alicia Migliarini and Katherine Marrero, both Pelham Memorial High School seniors, were honored with the April Heart of Pelham PACT (HOPP) Award.

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PACT Is Hiring a New Executive Director!

Filed in Community/PACT, News, Parents by on April 28, 2016 • views: 347
PACT Is Hiring a New Executive Director!

PACT seeks a dynamic and collaborative Executive Director to embrace the mission, execute the strategic plan and direct the day to day operations of its substance use prevention and youth development efforts.

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Pelham Celebrated Healthy Teen Brain Day on April 20

Filed in Community/PACT, News by on April 22, 2016 • views: 338
Pelham Celebrated Healthy Teen Brain Day on April 20

April 20 has become associated with a drug culture that celebrates cannabis use on 4/20 at 4:20 or with any reference to 420. Throughout Westchester County, municipalities and coalitions joined forces to raise awareness about the risks associated with adolescent marijuana use and proclaimed April 20, 2016 as Healthy Teen Brain Day. While today’s teens are […]

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