5th Annual
Celebrating Champions for Youth

November 17, 2021 | 6:00 PM ~ Compadre Cafe | 500 W. Guadalupe Road, Tempe

This annual event recognizes those remarkable adults, youth and organizations who are inspiring, encouraging and empowering Tempe youth to reach their full potential.

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 5th Annual Celebrating Champions for Youth event. Submit a nomination for any Adult Award or Youth Award by October 25, 2021.

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OPIOIDS
DO NOT DISCRIMINATE!

Talk to Your Kids

For more information or learn how to get involved please contact Bernadette_Coggins@tempe.gov or visit us at Tempe.gov/Opioids.

Important Info & Resources

Illicit Fentanyl Pills Circulating in Arizona

Illicit Fentanyl Pills Circulating in Arizona

Illicit fentanyl that mimics common medications like aspirin and Xanax are in our communities!

Fentanyl is Dangerous & Deadly
Illicit fentanyl is dangerous and 100+ times more powerful than morphine. The pills being found in the community have no visible indication as to their contents. It is important to remember that even a small dose of fentanyl can cause the user to overdose or die and such incidents have increased in Arizona in recent months.

You Can Help
Naloxone (brand name, Narcan®) is an opioid antagonist that can reverse an opioid overdose. Naloxone is available without a prescription at local pharmacies or free through local health departments and prevention coalitions. We encourage community members to obtain naloxone, particularly if a family member is using opioid drugs whether through a legal prescription or due to a use disorder.

For more information visit OpioidOD.com

Illicit Fentanyl Pills Circulating in Arizona
Proposition 207 Passed in Arizona - Tips for Talking with Your Children About It

Proposition 207 Passed in Arizona

Tips for Talking with Your Children About It

Legalization of recreational marijuana is now a reality in Arizona. History from other states that have gone before Arizona tells us that parents should be concerned about pre-teen, teen and young adult marijuana use. In Arizona, the average age of first marijuana use is 13. Given that young age of first use, MATFORCE suggests talking with kids as young as 11 about marijuana and the recent election result.

Facts About Prop 207 that Most Impact Youth

  • Must be 21 to purchase at a retail outlet.
  • All forms of marijuana are legal - edibles, waxes, flowers, tinctures, etc.
  • Advertising on TB, radio, billboards and online social media platforms is allowed.

For additional talking tips about marijuana, read this marijuana talk kit.

Proposition 207 Passed in Arizona - Tips for Talking with Your Children About It

Introduction to our Initiatives

21 or Too Young

21 Or Too Young is the promise that you can achieve your wildest dreams without the crutch of alcohol before the legal age limit. It is the pledge to yourself that you are above binge drinking and potential alcoholism.

Support Your Kids' Interests

Support Your Kids’ Interests is a community-based campaign that target marijuana use among youth ages 11 to 15. The initiative asks that children and adults pledge to help prevent marijuana use among the youth.

Social Host Ordinace

Tempe is the first city in the East Valley to pass the Social Host Ordinance. Under the ordinance, anyone providing alcohol to a person younger than 21 can be held responsible.

Opioid Resources

Thanks to funding from the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family, the Coalition is able to provide resources, awareness and education on prescription drug misuse.

Tempe Coalition Partners

I Am the Voice of Today

Being the voice of today means that what we do in the present effects what happens tomorrow. Many people stress about what the future brings and how to fix it. They forget that they can create a ripple today, that will continue to spill over into the future. Which is why it is important to realize that the younger generation is the voice of today. Because, why wait until tomorrow to make an impact when you can make one today? Our voice matters now, and we are going to use it!

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Who We Are

The Tempe Coalition is comprised of local residents and professionals who live and work in the community and work to collectively improve the City of Tempe by advocating for the reduction of youth risk behaviors among Tempe youth.

The Coalition is made up members who represent a wide range of community sectors including: business, media, law enforcement, schools, substance use providers, youth, parents, youth serving organizations, civic groups, healthcare professionals, governmental agencies and faith based organizations.

If you live or work in Tempe and care about our youth, come join us!

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Our Vision

All Tempe youth are living at their full potential.

Our Mission

Reduce youth risk behaviors and promote health and wellness through awareness, education, advocacy and connecting to community resources.