Highlights from our 2017 Conference:


Our 13th Annual conference was a great success! Take a look at our photo album online.

The Raymond Coalition For Youth (RCFY) hosted a day of prevention, awareness and goal setting for over one hundred students and their parents. One of RCFYs longstanding, successful programs that provides seventh graders, parents and teachers with updated information that is relevant to the world they live in. The youth-focused conference took place this year at Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth. This is an opportunity for students to be exposed to a higher learning institute. A variety of classes provided information on topics that are a concern or they are interested in. 

Detective Rick Labell of Labell Presentations was the Keynote Speaker, and talked about the power of being positive, having healthy habits and learning from your mistakes. 


Several breakout sessions included information on healthy body image, goal setting to reach your dreams, drug and alcohol awareness, how to not be a victim on the internet and personal stories from individuals in recovery. 

In addition there were parenting resource classes to raise awareness to substance misuse rates of use, perception of risk and wrongness, and connect them to resources at our RCFY website.

Classes taught by our RCFY RHS Youth Action students were also provided. These classes are especially popular as research tells us that young people like to learn from their peers, people close to their own age. 

At the close of the conference, our RHS members talked about Youth Action - and we got it on video. We are so proud of our students!

In addition, we know that scare tactics are not effective ways to prevent drug and alcohol use and experimentation. Rather, sharing stories from those whose lives have been impacted by this are more likely to have an impact. 

The event is made possible through the partnerships formed by RCFY working collaboratively in the community to support young people having a bright future. A special thank you to Walmart and Hannaford for financially supporting the costs associated with this event. 

Click on the images below to see the parent letter and class descriptions that were provided to parents and students:


Highlights from our 2016 Project Safeguard event: