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Internship Applications Now Open!

Filed in Internships, News, Parents, Youth by on May 18, 2017 • views: 492
Internship Applications Now Open!

Calling all teens! Apply Now to be a PACT Summer Intern! Applications for PACT’s summer internship program are now open! This paid summer internship program provides high school students with an opportunity to build leadership skills and experience by participating in youth-led community projects. These projects focus on supporting youth efforts to create an environment that […]

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It’s National Prevention Week!

Filed in Community/PACT, News, Parents, Youth by on May 15, 2017 • views: 163
It’s National Prevention Week!

May 15-20, 2017     Today kicks off National Prevention Week from SAMHSA, which focuses on prevention tools and tactics to keep teens and young adults from using and abusing alcohol, drugs, tobacco and other drugs. Each day throughout the week, we’ll be sharing personal stories from organizations across the country who are doing what […]

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May Marks National Mental Health Awareness Month

Filed in Community/PACT, News, Parents, Youth by on May 3, 2017 • views: 241
May Marks National Mental Health Awareness Month

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: 113
Turn in Your Unused Drugs!

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: 744
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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April 20 is Healthy Teen Brain Day

Filed in Community/PACT, Events, News, Parents, Youth by on April 10, 2017 • views: 201
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: 249
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: 225
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: 220
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: 299
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: 444
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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Resources from Marijuana Awareness Month

Filed in News, Parents by on February 28, 2017 • views: 170
Resources from Marijuana Awareness Month

As we wrap up Marijuana Awareness Month, we wanted to bring together all the links that we’ve been sharing on our social media accounts throughout the month related to talking with teens about marijuana use. We hope you find these resources helpful and please let us know if you have other websites that have helped […]

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