Events, Programs & Meetings

Meetings

Advisory Board Meetings

Advisory Board Meetings – Comprised of business and community leaders, the advisory board provides invaluable advice and direction to the Coalition.  Meetings take place two times a year.

Executive Board Meetings

Executive Board Meetings – Compromised of a diverse group of leaders, the executive board meets monthly except for July and December to discuss financials, prevention programming, strategic planning and numerous other topics related to the Coalition.

General Membership Meetings

General Membership Meetings – The Coalition holds four general membership meetings per year.  These meetings are open to the public.  Information provided at the meetings include an update on current drug trends and Coalition events and programs.

Programs

Addiction Awareness

Addiction Awareness – Program for high school and middle school students.  Individual in recovery shares their story from addiction to recovery.  Students learn about the cycle of addiction and substance abuse prevention.

Adult Holiday Pledge

Adult Holiday Pledge – Coalition members obtain signatures from hundreds of adults who pledge to act as responsible role models and not abuse alcohol during the holiday season. 

Alcohol Educational Visits

Alcohol Educational Visits – Coalition staff and volunteers visit alcohol retailers in Troy to provide alcohol educational materials to prevent the sale of alcohol to minors.  This effort is in partnership with Oakland County Health Network.

Choose Wisely

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.

Clear the Smoke Tool Kit & Campaign

Clear the Smoke Tool Kit and Campaign – Designed to prevent youth marijuana use, this tool kit and campaign provide the risk factors, warning signs, prevention tools, resources and much more for parents, grandparents and caregivers.

DUSO (Developing Understanding of Self & Others) Preschool Program

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.  

Events

Key to Understanding Addiction Conference

Keys to Understanding Addiction Conference – This yearly conference provides up-to-date education on alcohol and drugs and it strengthens the understanding of the impact of chemical dependency on the brain and learning and the process of addiction and recovery.

Martin Luther King Service Day

Martin Luther King Service Day – The Coalition provides fiduciary support to the committee that hosts a special service day at Athens High School.  Coalition staff provides assistance during the service day.

Parents Who Host Lose the Most Campaign

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

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

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. 

Senior Expo

Senior Expo – Coalition staff and volunteers provide prevention information to over 500 senior citizens who attend the Expo organized through the State Senator's office.

Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens Leadership Training

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.

Tar Wars Tobacco Prevention

Tar Wars Tobacco Prevention An anti-tobacco program for 5th grade students, presented by resident physicians from Beaumont Hospital.  The program consists of a presentation and discussion on the health and social impact of smoking.

Tobacco Educational Visits

Tobacco Educational Visits – Coalition staff and volunteers visit tobacco retailers to provide educational materials to prevent the sale of tobacco products to minors. 

Volunteer Recognition Dinner

Volunteer Recognition Dinner The Troy Community Coalition organizes and hosts an evening dinner that recognizes and honors Coalition volunteers.

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