Vaping is an epidemic amongst our youth and one of the most misunderstood substances out there. On October 16, you can learn the facts on vaping. Please join us.
We highly recommend this program for parents, teens and other adults who want to know the real deal behind this multi-billion dollar industry that is preying on our youth.
FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Marc Jeffries Chairman
of the Board
An extensive and in-depth process, facilitated by Joscelyn Davis of Jade Strategies, has resulted in our strategic plan for 2019-2022 with a new mission, vision, core values and slogan. The Alliance is focused on:
Mission: Through substance abuse prevention, mental and physical wellness, and recovery support programs, the Alliance connects, strengthens, and mobilizes strategic partners to promote healthier communities.
Vision: The Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities will be nationally-recognized as a leader of best practices in collaboration on substance abuse prevention initiatives that create and sustain healthy communities.
Core Values: As stewards of community trust, the Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities believes in: Collaboration. Prevention. Results
Slogan:Building healthy communities through substance abuse prevention, wellness, and recovery support.
Also, the Alliance team has been working very hard these past few years and there are a few new changes and well deserved promotions:
Julie Brenner has been promoted to President & CEO
Mary Ann Vergith has been promoted to Prevention Program Director
Gina Herdegen has been promoted to Finance Manager
Tracy Chirikas has a new title more befitting of her focus: Community & School Program Manager
Angela Bogota has been promoted from our Office Coordinator to our Community & School Program Coordinator
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Legalizing Recreational Marijuana
For educational purposes only, here is some key information and answers to your many questions.
LIFELONG BRAIN DAMAGE!
Marijuana caused more damage to teens' brains than alcohol, a new study finds.
When studying response inhibition - that's an individual's ability to change their actions to help meet a goal - researchers found that teens using marijuana caused long-term damage to their brains.