Our vision is to develop a culture of awareness and sustained action that will promote positive youth development and a healthier community. Together we create change!
Through increasing education
Show ways to have fun without using substances
Try and prevent youth substance misuse
Co-Chairs: Samantha Rajotte & Anicia Lockhart
Meetings are currently being held at Bristol City Hall.
Meetings are open to the public.
As part of National Prevention Week, we had tables at our high schools to teach our peers about prevention. Together we interacted with our classmates and learned a lot from them as they learned from us. We kicked off the week with a ‘Mock Car Accident’ to give students an experience of the dangers of drinking, drugs and distracted driving. We also filled the school hallways with posters stating positive messages, and had students during all lunch waves write messages of hope for the future. Additionally, there was a mini resource fair and a 3-point basketball contest against teachers. The week ended with everyone wearing purple in unification of the message of prevention.More About Prevention Week
Every 4th Thursday of the month, the Coalition meets from 4:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m. at Bristol City Hall. Members represent all twelve sectors of the community. We are a group of concerned community members that want to raise awareness about youth substance use and underage drinking in Bristol. We are funded through a Federal Grant, Drug Free Communities through the CDC and ONDCP.More about the LPC
Thank you for donating to and supporting the BEST Youth Coalition! Without your funding and without the other fundings from different groups and adults who put forth their effort to gather us together, we wouldn’t have come so far!