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Resources on Social Media and Apps

Filed in News, Parents, Youth by on August 1, 2016 • views: 428
Resources on Social Media and Apps

According to Pew Research, 73% of teens have access to a smartphone, and Snapchat is now the most popular social networking app among teens, per the Piper Jaffray study “Taking Stock With Teens,” having ousted Instagram earlier this year. But many digital analysts predict that Snapchat won’t stay on top for long, as a majority […]

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Upcoming Prevention Training Events in Westchester

Filed in Community/PACT, Events, News, Parents by on July 18, 2016 • views: 361
Upcoming Prevention Training Events in Westchester

The Westchester Coalition for Drug and Alcohol Free Youth is sponsoring two prevention events this fall: one for parents and one for health and science teachers. Dr. Bertha K. Madras, Professor of Psychobiology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, will present at both trainings. More information is below!     In Defense […]

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Meet our Summer 2016 Interns!

Filed in Community/PACT, Internships, News, Youth by on July 14, 2016 • views: 400
Meet our Summer 2016 Interns!

Pelham PACT Coalition is proud to introduce our group of 2016 summer interns! The 2016 PACT Summer Internship Program is project-based and will allow teens the opportunity to create a project and marketing plan, express their ideas and opinions about youth engagement, and build their leadership skills. In addition to their work over the summer, […]

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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: 316
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: 351
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: 350
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: 865
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: 297
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: 294
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: 328
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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National Prevention Week is May 15-21

Filed in Community/PACT, News by on May 16, 2016 • views: 421
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: 355
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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