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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

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

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

  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

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!

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: 898
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: 971
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: 374
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: 360
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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Pelham PACT Coalition Attending the CADCA National Leadership Forum

Filed in Community/PACT, Events, News by on February 2, 2017 • views: 256
Pelham PACT Coalition Attending the CADCA National Leadership Forum

Representatives from Pelham PACT Coalition are going to the Washington, D.C., area next week to join approximately 3,000 substance abuse prevention specialists and advocates from throughout the country for the CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s) 27th Annual National Leadership Forum. “We are so excited to be able to spend several days with other similar […]

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February is Marijuana Awareness Month

Filed in Community/PACT, News, Parents, Youth by on February 1, 2017 • views: 326
February is Marijuana Awareness Month

Throughout February, which is Marijuana Awareness Month, Pelham PACT will be sharing tips, resources, and advice for how to talk with your teenager about marijuana use. This drug is all over the news lately, as more than two dozen states have legalized it in some form or another. And because of this legalization, teens often […]

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National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week is January 23-29

Filed in Community/PACT, News, Parents, Youth by on January 20, 2017 • views: 367
National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week is January 23-29

Misinformation can lead to bad decisions and regrets. That’s why the National Institute on Drug Abuse is hosting its annual National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW) from January 23 to 29. During this week, NIDA promotes teens using science to “Shatter the Myths” about drug and alcohol use and abuse. Pelham PACT is participating […]

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