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Tempe Tuesday Talks

By SafeYouthInTempe | Apr 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

Good morning Tempe! The sun is just coming up near Mill Avenue as I can see out my home office window. The birds are wide awake and loving that they own the world right now without all the cars, planes and people. It’s a very different world than it was just three weeks ago. In…

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Vaping Lunch & Learn ft. Shane Watson of notMYkid; July 26, 2019

By SafeYouthInTempe | Jul 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Tempe Coalition: Funded since 2011 by the Drug Free Communities Support Program (White House Office of National Drug Control Policy) In existence since 1987 More than 75 members on the Coalition representing a broad array of community sectors:  business, schools, law enforcement, media, faith based, youth serving organizations, parents, youth and others. Been addressing mainly…

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National Prescription Drug Takeback Day: Saturday, April 28

By SafeYouthInTempe | Apr 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Nearly 1 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 can…

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Tempe Coalition’s Youth Go To Mill Avenue

By SafeYouthInTempe | Feb 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

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

By SafeYouthInTempe | Jan 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

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!

By SafeYouthInTempe | Dec 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

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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Officers of McClintock’s It Starts With You Club sporting their new shirts

By SafeYouthInTempe | Oct 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

From L to R:  Brian Aquino (Resource Officer), Yasmine Perez (secretary), Brielle Rodriguez (Treasurer), Latisha Brown (Vice President) & Alberto Valenzuela (President)

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

By SafeYouthInTempe | Oct 12, 2017 | 2 Comments

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

By SafeYouthInTempe | Aug 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

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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