2nd Annual Addiction, Prevention and Awareness Month
March is quickly approaching and The BEACON Coalition is excited to announce the 2nd Annual Addiction, Prevention and Awareness Month. March will once again highlight community initiatives to foster healthy youth development and decrease substance abuse through a series of events taking place in the community throughout the month.
Please mark your calendars for our first event:
Wednesday, March 1, from 7:00-8:30pm at the Newburyport City Hall
A panel discussion on the New Massachusetts Marijuana Laws with Senator Kathleen O'Connor Ives, Mayor Donna Holaday, and Marshall Mark Murray from the Newburyport Police Department. This event is designed for the public to learn about some of the new regulations and to provide an opportunity to ask questions. The event is free and open to the public.
Other events taking place throughout the month of March include:
* Parenting Today: Understanding Protective Factors for Your Kids on March 15, from 6:30pm-7:30pm at the Brown School (free child care provided),
* 9th Annual Asset Builder Awards on Tuesday, March 21st at the Newburyport City Hall from 7:00-8:30pm (winners announced next week),
* Community TiPS Training on Saturday, March 25th from 10:00am -3:00pm at the Newburyport Public Library in the program room.
In addition, the BEACON is also doing a social norms campaign for middle school youth at the RA Nock School, presenting at the Newburyport Public Schools Professional Development day and offering an additional TiPS training for local bars.
Andrea Egmont, MS, CPRP
Director of Youth and Recreation Services Newburyport Youth Services
Office: 978-465-4434 X1351
NBPT Rec Center
40 Milk Street