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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: 1800
PACT’s Community Advisory Meeting Shows Continued Need for Substance Use Prevention Programs in Pelham

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: 569
Pelham’s Teen Field Fest is May 13!

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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April 20 is Healthy Teen Brain Day

Filed in Community/PACT, Events, News, Parents, Youth by on April 10, 2017 • views: 422
April 20 is Healthy Teen Brain Day

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: 517
April is Alcohol Awareness Month

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: 442
You’re Invited: Community Advisory Council

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: 419
Pelham LOFT Launches Teen Website

  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: 550
Recap of the PACT Town Hall: Screenagers

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: 641
PACT is hiring a Social Marketing Manager!

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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Screenagers Re-Scheduled for March 21

Filed in Community/PACT, Events, News, Parents, Youth by on February 27, 2017 • views: 1043
Screenagers Re-Scheduled for March 21

Pelham PACT’s spring Town Hall event has been re-scheduled for Tuesday, March 21, at 7:30pm at The Picture House. We will be screening the award-winning documentary Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age, followed by a panel discussion facilitated by Sharon Charles, a social worker on staff at Pelham Middle School. This FREE event is sponsored […]

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PACT Represented Pelham at CADCA National Forum

Filed in Community/PACT, News by on February 16, 2017 • views: 1097
PACT Represented Pelham at CADCA National Forum

From February 6 to 9, Pelham PACT Coalition Director Laura Caruso and social marketing manager Kimberly Green attended the National Leadership Forum for CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America), held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center just outside of Washington, D.C. Nearly 3,000 attendees from community coalitions in all 50 states came together […]

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PACT Partners with J Cafe to Increase Opportunities for Teens

Filed in Community/PACT, News, Youth by on February 6, 2017 • views: 475
PACT Partners with J Cafe to Increase Opportunities for Teens

Pelham has a NEW option for teens after school thanks to J Cafe and its owner, Brian Begos. Brian is encouraging teens to come spend some time at the cafe with several after-school promotions and partnering with PACT to host teen events. On Mondays, from 3:30 – 5:30, teens can enjoy free burgers. During the same […]

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Sarah Buckley Joins PACT as Youth Advocate

Filed in Community/PACT, News, Youth by on February 3, 2017 • views: 476
Sarah Buckley Joins PACT as Youth Advocate

Pelham PACT Coalition would like to welcome Sarah Buckley, our new Youth Advocate, to the staff. We are very excited to have her join us! Sarah’s primary responsibility will be to provide guidance and oversight to Pelham teenagers through PACT’s Youth Leadership Council, summer internship program, and Pelham LOFT events. Sarah is currently pursuing her […]

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