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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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: 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 […]
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 […]