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Rockville Centre Coalition for Youth

This logo was designed for a youth non profit in New York that I had the pleasure of working with. The program is really amazing and I was so glad to be a small part of it. I hope other communities attempt to implement this same model to keep kids away from drugs and build up their community involvement.

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Introducing the Rockville Centre Coalition for Youth

The RVC Youth Council, Inc. as legal applicant for the Rockville Centre Coalition for Youth was recently awarded a 2015 Drug-Free Communities Support Program grant in the amount of $125,000 by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, in cooperation with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The funding is renewable annually for the next five years.

The goals of the Coalition are to establish and strengthen community collaboration in support of local efforts to prevent youth substance use.  Evidence-based prevention efforts are the most effective way to reduce youth substance use. By bringing together schools, businesses, law enforcement, parent groups, and other members of the community, DFC-funded community coalitions are helping to protect youth from the devastating consequences of non-medical prescription drug use, heroin and other substance use.

The goal is to make Rockville Centre a safe and healthy environment for its youth. Prevention is a powerful tool to counteract drug use in any community, and the funding will be used to help youth make healthy choices about substance use. So many community groups have been working together for so long trying to eliminate the environmental causes that tempt underage youth to use alcohol or drugs. This Drug Free Communities grant will help strengthen the bond, and support the work that is already in place.

By Beth Hammerman, October 2015 | Provided by Rockville Centre Coalition for Youth

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