Events, Programs & Meetings
- Addiction Awareness
- Adult Holiday Pledge
- Alcohol Educational Visits
- Choose Wisely
- Clear the Smoke Tool Kit & Campaign
- DUSO (Developing Understanding of Self & Others) Preschool Program
Choose Wisely – Presented jointly by the Troy Community Coalition and Troy Police Department, this classroom prevention program is designed to teach 4th grade students responsible decision-making and behavior. Students learn how to examine their own behavior and choose acceptable alternatives to irresponsible and potentially illegal behavior.
DUSO (Developing Understanding of Self and Others) Preschool Program – This program targets preschoolers between the ages of 4 and 6. It focuses on the importance of taking care of your body and making healthy choices related to eating healthy foods, exercise, good hygiene and getting plenty of sleep. Coalition volunteers present DUSO to preschool and nursery school students.
- Key to Understanding Addiction Conference
- Martin Luther King Service Day
- Parents Who Host Lose the Most Campaign
- Project Sticker Shock
- Prescription Drug Education
- Senior Expo
- Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens Leadership Training
- Tar Wars Tobacco Prevention
- Tobacco Educational Visits
- Volunteer Recognition Dinner
Parents Who Host Lose the Most Campaign – Is an annual campaign held prior to prom and graduation season, conducted in partnership with the Troy Police Department. The public awareness campaign designed to educate parents about the dangers and legal consequences of hosting a teen party and serving alcohol to minors.
Project Sticker Shock – Generally implemented in the spring prior to prom and graduation season, the countywide campaign aims to reach those individuals over age 21 that can legally purchase alcohol. The campaign consists of bright orange stickers being adhered to multi-packs of alcoholic beverages (beer and wine coolers) in participating retail stores. The stickers provide information about the legal consequences of providing alcohol to minors. Coalition staff and volunteers visit stores during the scheduled campaign dates, to place the stickers on the alcohol. More than a dozen retailers have been enthusiastic partners in the campaign.
Prescription Drug Education – The first national campaign began in August 2007 with the first National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month. The Coalition raises awareness and offers individual and community solutions regarding prescription drug abuse. The Troy Community Coalition promotes “Operation Medicine Cabinet/Prescription Take Back Day” at the Troy Police Department. This provides for a safe place for disposal of unused or expired medications.
Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens Leadership Training - This leadership training is a fun and exciting approach to youth leadership. The training focuses on making choices based on principles and values, developing a vision and a plan for the future, and leading by example. The program focuses on the impact each “habit” has on self-awareness, imagination, willpower, teamwork, prioritizing and resilience in everyday life. This strong leadership curriculum and powerful lessons give the students an opportunity to put their skills to practice and create meaningful change in their lives.