We are very excited to announce that the San Tan Valley Substance Abuse Coalition has successfully coordinated and partnered with the Not My Kid organization, the J.O Combs, Florence, and Coolidge Unified school districts, the Pinal County Attorney's Office, and Pinal County Sheriff's Office to get a meaningful substance abuse program into all 15 middle and high schools. The program targets students, parents and faculty separately.
The Not My Kid presenters are young adults who have overcome addiction and relate well with middle and high school students. Funding has been finalized and the 5 session series will roll out to all 15 schools in the above named districts this fall. Individual school selections may also include internet safety, safe dating, depression, eating disorders, and self injury.
It is critical that we unite together as a community to assist our children in making positive life choices instead of choosing destructive behaviors. The Not My Kid program will empower and impact thousands of parents and students in our local area and give them information and skills necessary to avoid negative youth behaviors.
The San Tan Valley Substance Abuse Coalition welcomes new members and we encourage individuals, local business and government, and other organizations to join our group to make a difference in San Tan Valley! Our next meeting is on August 27th, 2012, from 6:30-7:30, at the SRP Eagle Conference Center, located at 3735 E. Combs Rd., San Tan Valley, Az. 85140. The major topic on our agenda is: What project(s) do we want to pursue next?