Thank you to our wonderful presenters and the more than 75 parents who came out to learn more about vaping and the health of our youth. We heard from Principal Robert Rhodes, Dr. Richard Stumacher of Northern Westchester Hospital, Supervisor Robert Greenstein and Student Assistance Counselor Carolyn D’Agostino as to why we should be concerned about students vaping and what is being done to combat the problem. Click “Read more” for the video link.
New Castle United for Youth is pleased to share the Town of New Castle Police Department’s press release regarding alcohol compliance checks conducted in November and supported by NCUFY. Law enforcement compliance checks are a long standing proven strategy in reducing availability of alcohol to minors. The New Castle compliance checks demonstrated that our retailers are acting responsibly and following alcohol sales and service laws. We can be proud to live in a community where so many are working together to keep our youth healthy and safe.
While our teens are well versed in vaping lingo, many are not well educated on the health risks those devices present. There is a further knowledge gap between what our kids know and what we parents do. Join us on January 18 at 7 pm in the Horace Greeley Auditorium for an informative presentation about vaping featuring Robert Rhodes, HGHS Principal, Dr. Richard Stumacher, Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Northern Westchester Hospital, Carolyn D’Agostino, HGHS Student Assistance Counselor and Robert Greenstein, Town of New Castle Supervisor.
The holidays are a festive time of year filled with fun and celebrations involving adults and children alike. As we enjoy the season, it’s important to make sure that we are celebrating safely and setting the right examples for our kids.
NCUFY recently completed its first year of funding under the federal Drug Free Communities program. As contemplated by the grant, NCUFY has prepared an annual report summarizing goals and objectives of our Action Plan and strategies and efforts to achieve them.
While our teens are well versed in vaping lingo, many are not well educated on the health risks those devices present. There is a further knowledge gap between what our kids know and what we parents do. Save the date for an informative presentation about vaping presented in collaboration between NCUFY, the CCSD, the Chappaqua PTA and Northern Westchester Hospital Center on January 18 at 7 pm in the Horace Greeley Auditorium.
For many parents, the holidays are spent passing on family traditions, enjoying feasts, and teaching kids about important values like thankfulness, gratitude, and family. It’s also an opportunity to discuss alcohol, abstinence and safe drinking behavior with our college and high school children.
Halloween is a time when ghosts and goblins of all ages go out to play. Make sure your night doesn’t turn dark and stormy, share these tips with your children before they head out for some fun.
Travel Safely and Stick With Your Friends …
Data confirms that the majority of Greeley students don’t regularly drink alcohol or use other drugs. As you prepare for Homecoming weekend, make sure that you are reviewing your expectations and rules to promote safety and communicating them to your student.
What can you do to help ensure your student has a fun and safe homecoming experience?
Sunday, October 22, 12-2 pm,
First Congregational Church,
210 Orchard Ridge Road, Chappaqua, New York
Did you know that community engagement is an important youth protective factor? Research shows that the risk for substance abuse and other adverse behaviors increases as the number of risk factors increases, and that protective factors may reduce the risk of youth engaging in substance use that can lead to substance abuse.