The Coalition provides Community Education opportunities in an effort to support a Strategic Prevention Framework, in our community.
Substance Abuse Prevention
Teen Drug Use: Commonly Abused Drugs
As of 2019, the number of teenagers who use drugs continued to decline each year for almost a decade. However, adolescents who continue to experiment with and abuse drugs are at great risk for developing a substance use disorder or addiction. Read Article
THC Vape Testing
The Monadnock Youth Coalition recently purchased THC Vape testing strips for community use. If you would like to use these, please contact: Peter Sebert
Online Mock Teen Bedroom
This website allows you access to a teen’s bedroom with various hidden paraphernalia. This resource will help parents be more aware of ways teens could be hiding illicit substances. [ View Website ]
A free, always available, confidential helpline for treatment referral and information for individuals and families struggling with mental and/or substance use. [ View Website ]
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
Alcohol Use Prevention
Resources on Teen Alcohol Abuse
Alcohol Rehab Guide
Tobacco Use Prevention
Fight Flavored E-Cigs
A website geared toward changing the national purchase age of nicotine products to 21. [ View Website ]
Tobacco Free Kids
The Monadnock Youth Coalition
Every Thursday at 4:30 PM our youth group meets for about an hour (currently via Zoom). Email Gianna Ricco for the Zoom link. Right now, we’re assigning jobs and rolls to members.
Adult Coalition Meetings
These meetings are the third Thursday of every month and are currently being held through Zoom. Email Gianna Ricco for the Zoom link.
Trivia & Game Nights
Every Monday at 4 PM we are hosting trivia and game nights via Zoom. Email Gianna Ricco for the Zoom link.
Virtual Mindfulness Classes
A padlet board with resources to promote resilience in the communities of Keene and Swanzey New Hampshire. [ View Website ]
Heads Up: Coping through COVID-19
What Else Are We Doing?
The Coalition provides Community education for developing a Strategic Prevention Framework
The coalition partners with New Futures to provide community Training
The coalition will conduct or assist organizations in conducting Youth and Teen focus groups
The Coalition provides opportunities for community volunteerism.
The Coalition works with local providers to offer, Guiding Good Choices (GCG) is a drug use prevention program that provides parents of children in grades 4 through 8 (9 to 14 years old) with the knowledge and skills needed to guide their children through early adolescence.
The Coalition works with local programs to offer GOTR a life-changing program for 8- to 13-year-old girls that promotes girl empowerment by teaching life skills through lessons and running.
The Coalition assist Local schools in offering Y-U Matter curriculum to
• Educate young people on emotions and feelings increases their emotional intelligence (EQ), which creates tools for hope, strength and resilience
The Coalition works with Local Instructors to provide Youth Mindfulness
The Coalition works with The Keene Family YMCA to provide access for all Youth to Positive Youth Development Programs at the Y
The Coalition can provide Schools and Organizations access to 3rd Millennium educational programs. 3rd Millennium Classrooms have been at the forefront of prevention and intervention since 1999, when we created the first online alcohol education course in the country. Since then, we have developed courses for marijuana and other drug use, intimate partner violence and sexual consent, nicotine awareness, and theft and impulse control.
To help determine the contents of Vape oil available by contacting the Coalition
This board was created as a resource during COVID-19. It will continue to hold relevance however. By accessing this board you will find resources on how to stay busy at home, free resources, books to cope with anxiety, and many more helpful resources. Access this online toolkit for free with no sign up through this LINK
At My Life, My Quit we share the truth about nicotine, vaping and other tobacco products. If you decide you want to quit, we’re here to help you do it successfully. Text “Start My Quit” to 855.891.9989 or call to talk with a coach who is ready to listen and cheer you on. It’s YOUR LIFE and we’re here to help you live it YOUR WAY.