Raymond Coalition for Youth brings community resources and partners together to help youth reach their potential. We work to empower youth and make our community a safer and healthier place. From community education, to our diverse community partners, programs and family fun events, Raymond Coalition for Youth has something for everyone.

Raymond Coalition for Youth brings positive choices full circle and you can help us by becoming a donor, board member, volunteer or advocate – yes, you telling others about RCFY is our best way to advertise, your friends and coworkers value your opinion! Join us now.

The Raymond Coalition For Youth empowers the community to promote positive youth development and reduce youth substance use, and suicide risk.  We have been doing this collaboratively since 2002 and the key to our success is involving our young people in the process and putting their voice into action.  RCFY provides information, resources and services far beyond the Raymond Town lines and our impact is reflected in our ongoing successful outcomes.  All of these efforts are reflected on our website and social media accounts.

Prevention work is not one group, one event, one donation. Prevention is every day, working with the community, adults and youths. Prevention is working with all different sectors of the community: Youth-Serving, Education, Healthcare, Faith-Based, Government, Businesses, Parents and Volunteers. Prevention is working with other communities. 

We currently employ two full-time staff members and four part-time staff members. We have a very involved Board of Directors, who are volunteers, as well as a great team of Volunteers, community partners and supporters, that continues to grow. 

In the last year alone, here are some highlights of the work we've done:

  • Conducted our Fourth Annual Prevention Summit – providing awareness and support to over 130 guests

  • Staff trained and leading the Youth Action groups in both middle and high schools,

  • Sponsored a food drive for community action,

  • Sponsored a drive for Public Welfare collecting a very large donation of goods for local babies in need,

  • Published an average of 3 newsletters each month, reaching over 1,500 people per newsletter,

  • Engaged over literally over 100,000 people through social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and www.rcfy.org),

  • Planned, organized and funded Project Safeguard for over 150 students, teachers and parents,

  • Planned, organized and promoted Family Fun Night for over 300 guests and 31 community partner tables,

  • Planned, organized, promoted 4th Annual Gala with 150 + guests, sponsorships and over 70 businesses donating items for raffles and auctions,

  • Organized and presented at National Leadership Conference and was the state Prevention Leader for NH,

  • Held monthly RCFY community networking meetings,

  • Held Youth Action monthly meetings at both middle and high schools,

  • Held Heroin Drug Task force planning and information meetings monthly. Conducted several public information sessions and produced awareness materials,

  • Planning with Youth Action groups for both to participate in Granite Youth Film Festival. Produced Pill Pressure, and Side Effects Not Intended, which just premiered at O'Neil Cinemas on June 4th and 5th!

  • Organized, submitted, and were approved for a $125,000 Drug Free Communities (DFC) federal grant,

  • Submitted and approved on DFC grant progress report. Response was that we met all of our objectives.

  • Assisted with $200,000 grant and provided financial support for Student Assistance Personnel (SAP) at Raymond High School (RHS)

  • Nominated RCFY for NH Nonprofit Impact Award,

  • Planned, coordinated and submitted our Youth Risk Behavioral Studies (YRBS) for both Iber Holmes Gove Middle School and Raymond High School for approval administered in April 2017,

  • Partnered with the Raymond NH Police Department and Walgreens for our most successful National Drug Takeback Day on April 29, a national biannual event led by the National Drug Enforcement Administration. We collected 138 lbs. of medications, a record for Raymond, that were safely and properly disposed of, protecting our youth, our community and our environment,

  • Hosted a collaborative community forum, “Keeping Our Youth and Communities Safe and Drug-Free” on May 4, 2017, with resources available to the community, and guest speakers including Jim & Jeanne Moser, sharing their personal story of the loss of their 27 year old son to an opioid overdose,

  • Partnered with 22 other community organizations with “Every Community Has a Story”, an interactive, educational workshop showcasing health and wellness through Prevention, Intervention, Treatment and Recovery,

  • Organized annual town-wide clean up efforts, “Operation Raymond Clean Up” typically each May, offering clean up “kits” which included gloves, t-shirts, safety instructions, and special town trash bags to Raymond Residents who wish to help beautify our town. The students at the after school program at Lamprey River Elementary School also participated on May 10th,

  • Worked with NH Liquor Enforcement, local grocery and liquor stores in Raymond and Epping, NH, in our Sticker Shock campaign to tackle underage drinking prevention, June 28th,

  • Nationally recognized by Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) in their June 29th e-newsletter.

  • Featured in Boston Voyager magazine, July 2017.


This list of accomplishments continues to grow, and this work is essential in our community. We thank you for your support, and your commitment to a Safe and Drug-Free Raymond!

Raymond's 2016 Annual Report, a year in review –
RCFY is in the report, pages 83 & 84, click here for the full report:


Click on these images to see our reports specifically: