On January 30th, students from Council Rock’s high school Multiple Disabilities Support Program partnered with CRCHY and Jules Pizza for a meaningful community service project.
Stickers were placed by the students on take home pizza boxes at Jules, with a warning that stated the consequences of providing alcohol to minors. This CRCHY project is in its 2nd year and is timed to coincide with Super Bowl Sunday, when people tend to have parties with alcohol.
Council Rock students and CRCHY Coalition leaders met with Congressman Fitzpatrick while attending the national CADCA conference in Washington DC last week.
Fitzpatrick, a member of the Congressional Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse, has been a vocal leader in supporting the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) and local efforts to get drugs off the streets. CADCA is the national member-based organization representing coalitions working to make America’s communities safe, healthy and drug-free. CADCA’s mission is to strengthen the capacity of community coalitions to create and maintain safe, healthy and drug-free communities globally. Click HERE to read more.
The Council Rock Coalition for Healthy Youth has been awarded a $625,000.00 grant to continue its programs aimed at preventing substance abuse by students. The grant was one of 680 Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program grants, totaling $84 million, to communities across the country. The grants will provide local communities funding to prevent youth substance use and support the White House’s National Drug Control Strategy, which treats our Nation’s drug problem through a balanced public health and safety approach.
Click HERE for complete press release including comments from Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick and Superintendent Mark Klein
pictured l to r: CRCHY Director Debbie Moskovitz, Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick, CRCHY Board President Barbara McGill, Council Rock Superintendent Mark Klein
With prom season in full swing, students warn against drinking, Advance article, see full article here.
BUCKS COUNTY HAS BEEN AWARDED THE NATIONAL “DOSE OF PREVENTION” AWARD from CADCA
CRCHY is a founding partner of Bucks Promise, and we have continually participated in, and supported the awareness campaign for over-the-counter and prescription drug misuse and abuse.
We thank all our partners, police, schools, PTO’s, parents, youth, and our local businesses who have contributed to the success of CR and Bucks County.
We could not have done this without them!!
Three CR youth will be attending this conference and will be speaking with our state representatives about youth issues in our communities. In addition, they will attend the National Youth Leadership Institute.
Sept. 12, 2012 at the Newseum in Washington, DC at the announcement of the America’s Promise 100 Best Communities for Youth.
- Left to right: Patty Wargo, Irene Cavatore, Francine Block, Alma Powell, Debbie Moskovitz, Donna Foisy, Barbara Gross. Center: America’s Promise Alliance Chair, Alma Powell
News Published in The Advance
- Adam Bleiman is president of Students Against Destructive Decisions (S.A.D.D.) at Council Rock High School North. He was among a group of students who was involved in Sticker Shock. (Photo by Petra Chesner Schlatter)
STICKER SHOCK: Council Rock teens
warn against providing alcohol to minors
RICHBORO - To get the word out to adults about the dangers of supplying alcoholic beverages to minors, a group of teens assembled at the Richboro Beer Distributorship for a second annual campaign entitled. Sticker Shock.
“This program has been done in many states across the country,” said Barbara Gross, a youth coordinator with the Council Rock Coalition for Healthy Youth.
Teens placed stickers on cases of beer, which warn adults who purchase them that buying or serving alcohol to anyone under the age of 21 is illegal.
Gross said it was a good day for the student activity because it is prom time and the summer months are near.Read more.