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October 10, 2018:

October is Prevention Month!
Hello Kathy,

Happy October! October is Prevention month and equals busy, busy busy, raising awareness in our community.  Here is a list of great upcoming events, trainings and opportunities by our partners, not to be missed – please review and share.  Last minute reminder - our monthly coalition meeting is tomorrow morning at 9am at Raymond Baptist Church. We hope to see you there!

Quick Links:Have a great week,

Celeste Clark, Executive Director
Raymond Coalition For Youth    www.rcfy.org         Facebook            YouTube
4 Epping St, Raymond, NH  03077
603 895-7061       cclark@rcfy.org

If you or someone you know is experiencing an addiction-related crisis, call the NH Statewide Addiction Crisis Line at: 1.844.711.4357 (HELP).
October Monthly Meeting - next Thursday, October 11th, from 9am - 10:30am at Raymond Baptist Church.  Join us for coffee, tea, muffins, and important discussions.  Learn about ACES.  Lara Quiroga, M.Ed., Project LAUNCH Program Director, Manchester Community Health Center and Manchester NH Police Lt. Matt Larochelle.

A collaboration in Manchester, NH developed a response team that connects children and families who have been exposed to trauma to local services. The Adverse Childhood Experiences Response Team (ACERT) consists of a police officer, a domestic violence crisis services advocate, and a community health worker trained in trauma-informed services. The team responds to incidents in which children have been exposed to trauma and connect them to services that mitigate the effects of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), build protective factors, and strengthen families and the community. This presentation will provide an overview of ACEs, this unique approach to addressing them, and offer suggestions for building a collaboration to establish a similar team in your community.

View our website for more information and meeting agenda.
This weekend is Homecoming weekend.  Our Youth Action students partnered with Hannaford in Raymond this Tuesday and did a Sticker Shock program, to remind the community that providing alcohol to minors is a criminal offense. 
 

Please remember the Social Host Law and celebrate safely and responsibly.  Click on the image below for our Parents Toolkit webpage with this and more information about safe celebrations.



Tuesday October 9th, Celeste was invited to Concord. Thank you to Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Senator Maggie Hassan for supporting funding for NH and the Drug-Free Community grant - communities working on prevention efforts to reduce youth underage drinking and marijuana use - this is where prevention starts. Thank you to WMUR-TV for the coverage and Farnum for hosting.  "She said youth involved in her coalition have identified marijuana use, vaping and underage drinking as the most important issues to address." Read the full story here


 

                                               
6th Annual RCFY Prevention Summit - We are very excited about this event coming up on 10/19. If you received your invite and haven't RSVP'd yet, please do let us know ASAP. If you did not receive an invite, and are looking to learn more about RCFY and get involved, this is a perfect opportunity to get started. If you would like to be a sponsor for our event, at any level, we welcome your contribution. Visit our website for more information, or contact Celeste at 895-7061 or Christine at 895-7062.  

Thank You to our growing list of sponsors:




 





Got Drugs?  On 10/27, join us at Hannaford in Raymond from 10am to 2pm, to dispose of medication safely.  This is our second and final event for this year.  Help us keep setting records for most medication turned in and disposed of.  Spread the word!
 
Youth Action Updates: 

 

Do you know a young person who wants to get involved? 

The purpose of Youth Action is to empower the youth within the community to make positive, healthy choices, and raise awareness and reduce the negative impacts of drugs and alcohol use among their peers. We talk about issues that are important in their lives and ways we can make positive change in our community. Throughout the year, we participate in several events, workshops and activities that strengthen these messages.

Some of which include, but are not limited to:

  • Operation Raymond Clean Up
  • Kick Butts Day
  • Red Ribbon week
  • Food Drives
  • Granite Youth Alliance Film Festival

Middle School:

When: Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday, 2:45 - 3:45 pm
Where: Room 144 at the Middle School
Who: Anyone can join so spread the word & bring a friend!

High School:

When: Every Tuesday, 2:15-3:15 pm
Where: The JAG room
Who: Anyone who wants to be involved in bettering our community!

If you have any questions or would like more information please email Christine Bostaph at cbostaph@rcfy.org

Thank you to everyone who came to the Vaping Unveiled™ presentation at Raymond High School media center on September 27th. Many thanks to Raymond School District for bringing in Breathe NH to make this presentation happen. We are very grateful to Raymond Community Television for broadcasting the presentation live online as well as recording it so that anyone can view it on-demand anytime. So, if you wanted to go but missed it - you can view the presentation at your leisure online!  Our Tobacco Resources page is updated with current information from this presentation, including the video, fact sheets, and other pertinent information about the facts and dangers of using e-cigarettes and vaping. 
Vaping Unveiled™ from September 27th - view online 


 
Free Academic Skills & Hiset Classes for Adults at Exeter Adult Education - Strengthen skills for work or test preparation and build confidence.  Class instruction is available in math, writing, reading and English.  Class times are Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:00 am or Monday and Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm.  The next registration date is scheduled for Monday, October 15 at 9:00 am and 7:00 pm, 30 Linden Street, entrance D, Exeter, NH.  Call Exeter Adult Education at 603-775-8457 or go online:  adulted.sau16.org, if you have questions or need to set up another time to come in and register.

Greater Raymond Chamber of Commerce Business Expo - You are invited to join the Greater Raymond Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo on Saturday, Oct 20, from 9 am to 2 pm. They are hosting a town wide business expo to encourage people to visit the local businesses or your booth at the Riverbend Market Place.  Visit their event information online, and if you have any questions, call Claire at 895-2254.

Looking for work? This job fair on 10/24 is open to the public, AND it's Recovery Friendly! This is a great opportunity for so many people. Thank you to Safe Harbor Recovery Center and Granite Pathways for making this event happen!

More Than Sad: A Youth Suicide Prevention Program - Together with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Austin 17 House, and the Southern Rockingham Coalition for Healthy Youth, UNH Cooperative Extension is coordinating a More than Sad suicide prevention program on October 25th from 6 to 8pm for concerned community members 18 and older. The critical issue of youth suicide and depression will be discussed and available resources will be shared.  This is a free event, food will be provided, and registration is required.  Please go to the link below for event information, including registration and a flyer that may be shared and posted as well: 
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ACHwBhjeNN5XoV0aFWiXMECxkjyTRdg7

The Raymond Coalition For Youth empowers the community to promote positive youth development and
reduce youth substance use, and suicide risk. 



You are invited to join us at our next 
Raymond Coalition For Youth monthly meeting:
Learn about ACEs

October 11, 2018:  9 - 10:30 am
Raymond Baptist Church

Thank you to Hannaford for Muffins and coffee available!

Meetings coming soon:
10/11, 11/8, 12/13

Connect with our Community Events Calendar

Contact Us
Sponsor our 6th Annual Community Prevention Summit
Raymond Coalition for Youth Board of Directors:

Ali Bousquin, Chair
Greg Sevinsky, Vice Chair
Tricia Wentworth, Secretary
Patrick Arsenault, Treasurer
Dustin Ramey, Development Director
Cutler Brown, Veteran & Concerned Citizen
Carrie Chooljian, Lamprey Health Care Care, Manager
Mark Hassenpflug, Retired - Banking/Non-profit 
John Schermerhorn, MD - The Road Foundation, Road to a Better Life
Bill Sparks, Concerned Citizen

Raymond Coalition for Youth Staff:

Celeste Clark - Executive Director 
Pam Turcotte - Finance Coordinator 
Christine Bostaph - Program Coordinator
Kathy Pouliot - Communications/ IT Coordinator
Savannah Cooney - Youth Intern

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September 11, 2018: 

We hope to see you on Thursday

Good Morning,
 
I hope you are having a great day.   This is a friendly reminder that our monthly Raymond Coalition For Youth networking meeting is this Thursday, September 13th, 9:00 am -10:30 am at the Raymond Baptist Church. 
 
We hope you can join us for a cup of coffee or tea, a muffin and great conversation about supporting our youth and community.  Our guest this month will be our new town manager Joe Ilsley and he is looking forward to hearing all about RCFY and how we work collaboratively to make a difference in our community. 
 
We have some exciting updates, resources to share, look forward to catching up with everyone after a great summer, and possibly meeting new guests.  The full agenda can be found on our website.  If you have any questions please let me know.

I hope you have a great afternoon,
 
Celeste Clark, Executive Director
Raymond Coalition For Youth    www.rcfy.org         Facebook            YouTube
4 Epping St, Raymond, NH  03077
603 895-7061       cclark@rcfy.org

The Raymond Coalition For Youth empowers the community to promote positive youth development and reduce youth substance use, and suicide risk.
 
If you or someone you know is experiencing an addiction-related crisis, call the NH Statewide Addiction Crisis Line:  1.844.711.4357 (HELP).
 
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August 30, 2018:
RCFY Visits The White House!
Celeste Clark and Savannah Cooney were honored to represent the great work of everyone who is involved with RCFY as guests at The White HouseWednesday, August 29, 2018, for the announcement of Drug-Free Community grants. RCFY is going into year 9 of our funding.
 
The White House on Wednesday announced millions of dollars in grants for drug-free coalitions. $90.9 Million Awarded to Largest Ever Number of Local Coalitions, Spanning All 50 States.

(Click picture to watch the ABC News Coverage in its entirety)

 
Officials announced $91 million in grants for 731 programs across the country. In New Hampshire, a dozen organizations, including the Raymond Youth Coalition, will receive $125,000 grants.

 
These amazing young people represented the work they are doing in their local communities as members of DFC grant recipients.
 
View WMUR's News Coverage(click link or picture to watch) 
More photos: 

Celeste and Savannah inside the White House!


Posing with staff members from the Office of National Drug Control Policy and leaders of other coalitions


It was definitely an exciting experience to be at this round table discussion and press conference!

The Raymond Coalition For Youth empowers the community to promote positive youth development and
reduce youth substance use, and suicide risk. 



You are invited to join us at our next 
Raymond Coalition For Youth monthly meeting

Meet our new Town Manager, Joe Ilsley:
"Together we make Raymond Great!"

September 13 , 2018:  9 - 10:30 am
Raymond Baptist Church

Thank you to Hannaford for Muffins and coffee available!

Meetings coming soon:
9/13, 10/11

Connect with our Community Events Calendar

Contact Us
Donate here, 94% of your donation goes directly to programming.
Raymond Coalition for Youth Board of Directors:

Ali Bousquin, Chair
Greg Sevinsky, Vice Chair
Tricia Wentworth, Secretary
Patrick Arsenault, Treasurer
Dustin Ramey, Development Director
Cutler Brown, Veteran & Concerned Citizen
Carrie Chooljian, Lamprey Health Care Care, Manager
Mark Hassenpflug, Retired - Banking/Non-profit 
John Schermerhorn, MD - The Road Foundation, Road to a Better Life
Bill Sparks, Concerned Citizen

Raymond Coalition for Youth Staff:

Celeste Clark - Executive Director 
Pam Turcotte - Finance Coordinator 
Christine Bostaph - Program Coordinator
Kathy Pouliot - Communications/ IT Coordinator
Savannah Cooney - Youth Intern

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Thanks for a GREAT Summer! Our office staff are taking a much-needed break this week and will return to the office on Monday, August 27th. Visit our website anytime for resources and to sign up for e-news: www.rcfy.org


THANK YOU to our Youth Interns!

Thank you to our super amazing & passionate interns! We were lucky & super grateful to have these three as part of our team in the RCFY office this summer.

We WON 2nd Place in the Boston Red Sox Foundation IMPACT Awards, thanks to all your votes! Since we did not win first prize, we are eligible to enter again next year! We have received the following generous prizes:
  • $3,000 donation to RCFY
  • Recognition on redsox.com and redsoxfoundation.org,
  • a custom Red Sox jersey
  • and 4 tickets to last night's Red Sox game!




 

The Raymond Coalition For Youth empowers the community to promote positive youth development and
reduce youth substance use, and suicide risk. 



You are invited to join us at our next 
Raymond Coalition For Youth monthly meeting,  

September 13 , 2018:  9 - 10:30 am
Raymond Baptist Church

Thank you to Hannaford for Muffins and coffee available!

Meetings coming soon:
9/13, 10/11

Connect with our Community Events Calendar

Contact Us
Donate here, 94% of your donation goes directly to programming
Raymond Coalition for Youth Board of Directors:

Ali Bousquin, Chair
Greg Sevinsky, Vice Chair
Tricia Wentworth, Secretary
Patrick Arsenault, Treasurer
Dustin Ramey, Development Director
Cutler Brown, Veteran & Concerned Citizen
Carrie Chooljian, Lamprey Health Care Care, Manager
Mark Hassenpflug, Retired - Banking/Non-profit 
John Schermerhorn, MD - The Road Foundation, Road to a Better Life
Bill Sparks, Concerned Citizen

Raymond Coalition for Youth Staff:

Celeste Clark - Executive Director 
Pam Turcotte - Finance Coordinator 
Christine Bostaph - Program Coordinator
Kathy Pouliot - Communications/ IT Coordinator
Grace Woolson - Summer Intern
Jacob Rubin - Summer Intern
Joscalyn Gallo - Summer Intern

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  • Previous Newsletters:
  • 2018:
  • 08/07/2018 - 3 Quick Updates
  • 08/04/2018 - National Night Out
  • 08/01/2018 - Hot Summer Happenings
  • 07/11/2018 - RCFY is in the TOP 5 to win $10,000 from the Red Sox!
  • 07/09/2018 - Thursday - Connect - Location
  • 07/02/2018 - Summer Happenings!
  • 06/29/2018 - Marijuana in NH Today
  • 06/22/2018 - Drive RCFY Home with the Red Sox! 
  • 06/20/2018 - Meet the Interns
  • 06/11/2018 - Thursday, Movies & More
  • 05/24/2018 - Who Are Your People?
  • 05/14/2018 - Gateway Drugs 101 - The Top 3 - Tuesday, 6:30, RHS media center
  • 05/07/2018 - Thursday & Gateway 101
  • 04/26/2018 - Got Drugs?  How about Trash?
  • 04/10/2018 - Monthly RCFY meeting
  • 04/03/2018 - April is Alcohol Awareness Month
  • 03/15/2018 - Time's almost up, News, Good Bye and Congrats!
  • 02/20/2018 - Tomorrow night, updates & more
  • 02/13/2018 - A fun evening supporting an amazing organization!
  • 01/24/2018 - FFN and So Much More!
  • 01/03/2018 - We Are Moving - Our Meeting Location!

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