Issue 10-22 | November 1, 2021
Spotlight On: Teen Impact Program
COA Youth & Family Centers hosts a variety of opportunities for students in grades 6 through 12 to learn, get experience, and make important connections. Its Teen Impact Program offers academic help, sports, clubs, and more. An additional resource is the Prevention Connection organized by 53206 Drug Free Communities Coordinator Tamika Glenn, who allows teens to exchange ideas about the harms of substance use and how and why they can live drug-free. Learn more by visiting COA's website or calling 414-449-1757.
Community Advocates Public Policy Institute & Counter Tools Retail Survey Volunteer Opportunity
There is a need to understand better the retail environment and how young people are influenced by the marketing and access in these establishments, focusing on tobacco, e-cigarettes, vaping products, and alcohol. Community Advocates Public Policy Institute and Counter Tools have worked to design an assessment survey that will be completed in the store to give us more information on pricing, item placement, and advertisements. To complete these assessments, we are looking for volunteers in or near Milwaukee County to help collect this information. You can volunteer for as little as one hour, and become eligible for prizes! If you are interested, please contact Martha Ghebregziabiher by email:
Webinars & Events
Fatherhood during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Thursday, November 4
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Institute for Research on Poverty is presenting a webinar series on fatherhood during the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar will explore ways that fathers' roles and responsibilities changed, as well as their involvement in child care and support for virtual learning. The webinar will take place on Thursday, November 4, from 2-3 p.m. To register, click here.
Milwaukee Community Justice Council
Community Sub-Grant Opportunity
Application Deadline: November 5
The Milwaukee Community Justice Council is now accepting applications for funding from non-governmental, nonprofit, and grassroots organizations in Milwaukee County whose work reduces and/or prevents criminal legal system involvement, promotes racial equity, engages communities impacted by the criminal legal system, and addresses the public health goals. To learn more, click here.
Community Responses to Cannabis Legalization:
The Illinois Experience
Tuesday, November 2 & Tuesday, November 9
Great Lakes PTTC will be hosting a two-part series on the Community Responses to Cannabis Legalization in Illinois. The webinar will discuss objectives such has how legalization can affect the use of marijuana by minors, community strategies to prevent minor use of legalized marijuana, Illinois' prevention strategies that address cannabis, and more. Part 1 of this series will be held Tuesday, November 2, from 1 to 2 p.m. and Part 2 will be held Tuesday, November 9, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. To register for Part 1, click here. To register for Part 2, click here.
Milwaukee Career & Employment Summit
Thursday, November 11
The Milwaukee Career & Employment Summit will bring together employers, jobseekers, community organizations, and workforce development experts for a panel discussion, workshops, resource fair, and career fair to help to remove barriers for those seeking good jobs in Milwaukee. The summit will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on November 11 at Parklawn Assembly of God, 3725 N. Sherman Blvd., Milwaukee. Free lunch and drawings for gift cards will be offered. Masks are required. Sponsored by KOHL’s. Registration is encouraged here to help the organizers plan the event.
LGBTQ+ Youth Substance Use Prevention Summit
Friday, November 19
27th Street West Drug Free Coalition, the City of Milwaukee Tobacco-Free Alliance, and Safe & Sound are organizing the third LGBTQ+ Youth Substance Use Prevention Summit to provide a safe, fun space for LGBTQ+ individuals ages 12-18 to share experiences around drug and alcohol use. It’ll be held from 6-9 p.m. on November 19 at Groppi High School, 1312 N. 27th St., Milwaukee. Questions? Want to get involved? Contact Zoe at 414-345-7258 or
Delta-8 THC Training
Friday, November 19
Community Advocates Public Policy Institute is hosting a training on Delta-8 THC. The training will be presented by police officer Nick Place and Alliance for Wisconsin Youth Southeast Region coordinator Hannah Lepper. The training will present trending and upcoming drugs such as Delta-10, damage caused by drugs in the human body, and more. The training will be held on Friday, November 19, at 11 a.m. via Zoom. To register, click here.
PEARLS Open Group
PEARLS for Teen Girls is recruiting girls to join their unique leadership development program serving girls middle school through high school, and beyond. The open group is free and open regardless of the school they attend. For more information call (414)-265-7555.
Voices of Healing: Trans & Nonbinary Survivors SPEAK OUT
Call for Submissions
The Voices of Healing: Trans & Nonbinary Survivors SPEAK OUT is a project designed to support, uplift, and foster the resilience of trans and nonbinary survivors of sexual victimization. This project uses creative expression to empower survivors to share their stories. Speak Out is currently seeking narratives that can be shared through multiple forms of expression, from spoken word to dance to song. Trans and nonbinary survivors of all gender identities and experiences are encouraged to submit their pitches and 10 presenters will be selected. For more information about Speak Out, click here.
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