Spotlights and Announcements
Therapy Dogs at Morgan Help Reduce Stress
CLINTON, Conn. -- This school year on the first Wednesday of every month, teams of therapy dogs and their handlers from Connecticut’s Pet Partners visit Morgan (Clinton) during the X-block period. The canine program is being offered to students this year in response to student focus group feedback indicating that stress levels are very high at Morgan.
Stratford Partnership: Thanks for NOT Providing Alcohol to Teens
STRATFORD, Conn. -- The Stratford Partnership for Youth and Families (Stratford Partnership) in Stratford, Connecticut has long been concerned about underage drinking. The Partnership recently distributed unique counter mats for liquor merchants to remind customers at the cash register to comply with the law, underscoring that these stores do not sell alcohol to and / or for youth under 21.
Get to Know Wolcott CASA!
Learn more about Wolcott and Citizens Against Substance Abuse (CASA) in this video made by the coalition. Videos are a great marketing tool because they are easy to share widely online.
Are YOU a Pro?
OLD LYME, Conn. -- #ProAtBeingMe is a social marketing campaign dedicated to promoting self confidence. Our main message is that someone does not have to use substances to be comfortable being themselves. The students of LYSB’s REACH club (Responsible Educated Adolescents Can Help) created this campaign because the idea of being yourself is a central message of our February 3rd guest speaker Chris Herren. His life story is a powerful reminder of what can happen when we aren’t pros at being ourselves. He emphasizes the importance of not using substances as a way to “fit in” or be someone that you are not. We encourage you to use the #ProAtBeingMe campaign to realize who you really are and how you can become your best, most confident self.
Guilford DAY: American Idol Winner Promotes Drug Take Back Day
GUILFORD, Conn. -- State Rep. Sean Scanlon, D-Guilford, and American Idol winner Nick Fradiani released a video this morning urging Guilford residents to participate in a drug take back day at Guilford Police Headquarters on Saturday October 22 from 11am-1pm as part of National Drug Take Back Day.
Youth-led Haunted Hallways nets $1,500 for Social Services
CLINTON, Conn. -- For the seventh year in a row, Morgan REACT hosted a Haunted Hallways fundraiser in the community. The first year of the event (2011) was organized and carried out by only 40 students in the Morgan School’s substance free group, REACT (Reality Even Affects Clinton Teens). This year, over 100 students got involved in the planning and delivery of the Haunted Hospital (this year’s theme). Despite the pouring rain and hurricane force winds on the night of October 29, over 300 people came out to support the fund raiser which benefits both REACT and Clinton Social Services. And 2017 was a record year, as the students’ efforts brought in over $1500!