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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: 299
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: 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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Resources from Marijuana Awareness Month

Filed in News, Parents by on February 28, 2017 • views: 260
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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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’s Prevention Needs Assessment Survey Taking Place this Week

Filed in News, Parents by on February 13, 2017 • views: 302
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: 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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Thanks for a great 2016!

Filed in Community/PACT, Events, News, Parents, Youth by on December 20, 2016 • views: 252
Thanks for a great 2016!

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

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