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Screenagers Re-Scheduled for March 21

Filed in Community/PACT, Events, News, Parents, Youth by on February 27, 2017 • views: 782
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’s Prevention Needs Assessment Survey Taking Place this Week

Filed in News, Parents by on February 13, 2017 • views: 175
PACT’s Prevention Needs Assessment Survey Taking Place this Week

The week of February 13, Pelham students in grades 8, 10, and 12 will take part in a voluntary and anonymous youth survey. The survey being used is the Prevention Needs Assessment Survey (PNA) and it is designed to measure alcohol, tobacco, and drug use; the factors that place students at risk for problem behaviors; and […]

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February is Marijuana Awareness Month

Filed in Community/PACT, News, Parents, Youth by on February 1, 2017 • views: 209
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: 257
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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Thanks for a great 2016!

Filed in Community/PACT, Events, News, Parents, Youth by on December 20, 2016 • views: 198
Thanks for a great 2016!

Here at Pelham PACT, 2016 was a busy and exciting year! Remember these highlights?

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Students at PACT’s Leadership Summit Work to Impact the Pelham Community

Filed in Community/PACT, Events, News, Parents, Youth by on December 8, 2016 • views: 288
Students at PACT’s Leadership Summit Work to Impact the Pelham Community

More than 80 students attended Pelham PACT’s annual Youth Leadership Summit on December 7, where comedian and speaker Javier Sanchez spoke with high school students about “Social Media for Leadership & Change.” Pelham Memorial High School students from all grades were invited to attend the event, which was held at Pelham Country Club. In between […]

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Announcing the PMHS Leadership Summit: December 7

Filed in Events, News, Parents, Youth by on November 10, 2016 • views: 484
Announcing the PMHS Leadership Summit: December 7

The 2016 Pelham PACT High School Leadership Summit will take place on Wednesday, December 7, an early release day, from 8:30am to 2:30pm at the Pelham Country Club. Approximately 100 high school students, selected on a first-come, first-served basis, will spend the day off campus talking about the topic of social media. The Summit is […]

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What Resources Do You Need?

Filed in News, Parents, Youth by on November 7, 2016 • views: 249
What Resources Do You Need?

We want to be a resource for the community and parents of Pelham when it comes to substance use and other issues affecting our youth. As such, we’ve been busy updating our website over the past couple of months, adding new pages with facts about specific drugs and updating the Parent and Youth Resources pages. […]

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PACT’s October 2016 Community Advisory Council Meeting

Filed in Community/PACT, Events, News, Parents by on October 31, 2016 • views: 279
PACT’s October 2016 Community Advisory Council Meeting

PACT held its Community Advisory Council Meeting on Tuesday, October 25, at The Manor Club. Breakfast was an opportunity for attendees to mingle and network before the formal agenda began at 9am. PACT hosts two such meetings a year in an effort to keep the connections among coalition members strong and current. The purpose of […]

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Saturday is National Prescription Take-Back Day

Filed in Community/PACT, News, Parents by on October 20, 2016 • views: 223
Saturday is National Prescription Take-Back Day

October 22 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 have unused, expired, or unwanted prescription drugs in your […]

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Recap: PACT Town Hall Meeting

Filed in Community/PACT, News, Parents, Youth by on October 10, 2016 • views: 334
Recap: PACT Town Hall Meeting

Over 60 attendees gathered at the Daronco Townhouse on October 5 to hear from the Youth Leadership Council (YLC) of PACT. Specifically, these ten teens presented their work on developing, branding, and promoting a “pop-up” teen center here in Pelham, known as The Pelham LOFT. After a brief introduction of PACT and the summer internship […]

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Could your children be “addicted” to electronic devices?

Filed in News, Parents by on October 6, 2016 • views: 518
Could your children be “addicted” to electronic devices?

By Teddy Johnson Board Member, Pelham PACT Coalition I recently read an article in the New York Post about screen addiction, and couldn’t help thinking about my own parenting. I know that limiting electronic device use with my own children is difficult because their reactions are so much more overblown than they used to be—what did […]

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