Posts by Tempecoalition

National Prescription Drug Takeback Day: Saturday, April 28

Nearly one in 10 Tempe teens have abused pain relievers, stimulants, sedatives and other prescription drugs according to the 2016 Arizona Youth Survey. Of those, 14 percent got the drugs from their home medicine cabinets. It’s time to clean out your unused drugs!   On Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. through 2 p.m., you…

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Tempe Coalition’s Youth Go To Mill Avenue

High School Students Remind Mill Avenue Bar Managers It’s 21 or Too Young   TEMPE – February 19, 2018 – Students from the It Starts With You Club at McClintock High School in Tempe visited seven bars and restaurants along Mill Avenue in February to remind managers it’s 21 or Too Young when it comes…

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Teen Volunteer Finds His Voice With Tempe Coalition

Post Date:01/11/2018 3:00 PM http://www.tempe.gov/Home/Components/News/News/11286/ Like many young kids, Alberto Valenzuela wondered about his place in the world. Would he be a successful student? Could he be a leader someday? How could he stay on the straight and narrow? In the noise of adolescence, would a soft-spoken kid like him ever be heard? Yes, it…

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Holiday Break Boredom? Here are some FUN Family Ideas!

We all know that kids can’t wait to be done with semester finals and start Winter Break! We also know that within the first 48 hours of being out of school, they are moping around and moaning about being “bored” already!  My first response to this complaint is “There’s so much to do!  How about…

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Tempe Coalition Awarded $625,000 Grant From the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy

Five-year grant of $125,000 per year will fund the non-profit Tempe Coalition and its underage drinking and drug use prevention programs through 2022.   PHOENIX – October 5, 2017 – The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) is making it possible for Tempe Coalition to continue providing teen substance abuse prevention in…

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Coalition Member Alberto Valenzuela Receives Special Recognition

On August 8th, Coalition chair, Craig Keller, granted Alberto Valenzuela, a junior at McClintock High School, with a special award for his dedication and commitment to the Coalition.  His award reads:  “In appreciation for extraordinary and dedicated service to the Tempe Coalition and its mission of reducing underage drinking and drug use.  You have made…

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