“Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way….”
— Abraham Lincoln
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YOUTH NOTICE! Caring Communities has adopted this theme for the current year to get the word out to parents, health workers, teachers, retailers, and community policy makers that youth notice what adults do and what communities value. This applies to alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, both legal and illegal. Adults and older peers set the community norms that kids adopt. Our “Youth Notice” contest invites youth across the county to illustrate this theme . Click on Youth Notice Video Contest for more on how to enter.
Caring Communities is still seeking an AmeriCorps member for a challenging and rewarding service opportunity. You can view our posting for details about this opportunity and complete an application at:
November 13: FCCC’s annual meeting. The public is invited. Call Beth or Betsy at 527-5049 for more information.
Parents, “Safe Homes Parent Network” is a way for you to connect, support one another, and keep kids safe and substance free across Franklin County. We’re inviting parents to “sign on” to the following:
- I will actively supervise all gatherings of youth in our home or on our property, or ask another responsible adult for help to do so.
- I will not allow the possession of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs by youth in our home or on our property.
- I will set expectations for my children by knowing where they are going, whom they are with, what they are doing, and when they are to return home.
Check out ParentUp for tips on recognizing substance use in teens, talking to your kids and teens about underage drinking and other drug use, and preparing them for safe, fun, substance free parties and events.
Looking to get more involved in County-wide prevention and positive youth development? Consider becoming a mentor or joining our board. We all benefit when our members take an active role in guiding our coalition’s prevention initiatives. Contact Beth 527-5049 x 1 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Caring Communities is a proud supporter of Front Porch Forum, a web-based community network., which is now available to all towns in Vermont. Check it out and join the conversation.
And, if you’d like to support Caring Communities and Watershed Mentoring financially, you can now donate online! Please click on the button to the right to be taken to a secure donation website.
Thanks for your interest and remember, we are ALL Caring Communities.