Coalitions With BVCASA
The Robertson County Zero Tolerance Coalition is the youth sector of the Drug Free Communities (DFC) grant. The coalition is comprised of youth from the Hearne High School and Middle School. Zero Tolerance Coalition membership has consistently increased by providing youth with service opportunities, leadership skills, peer advocacy, drug free activities and trips to state conferences where students learn about the dangers of alcohol and drug use. For more information, please contact the coalition coordinator, Ronda Jackson at 979-846-3560 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Community Alcohol and Substance Awareness Partnership serves the students attending Blinn College University. Comprised of concerned students at the Brenham and Bryan campuses, as well as school and community members, the Coalition’s primary mission is to reduce underage alcohol, marijuana and prescription drug abuse among college students by building collaboration and employing strategic, community-level changes. The coalition has hosted and continues to host events like Student Forums and Town Hall Meetings located on the Blinn campus in Bryan. For more information, please contact the coalition coordinator, Bill Roberts at 979-846-3560 or email@example.com.
The Robertson County Community Coalition (RCCC) is a DFC grant that aims to reduce alcohol, tobacco and drug abuse in Robertson County. RCCC is comprised of members from 13 sectors of the community including law enforcement, schools, faith-based organizations, city and county government, parents, the business community, social service agencies, the medical community, media and youth. In Robertson county, the coalition implements prevention activities during events like National Take Back Day and Red Ribbon Week. For more information, contact the coalition coordinator, Mona Carroll at 979-846-3560 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brazos County Tobacco Free Together (BCTFT) coalition’s vision is to educate the residents of Brazos County of the dangers of all forms of tobacco use and provide as many resources and tools available to ultimately lead to a healthier smoke free county. The coalition has extended its services into the schools through a youth coalition called Vikings Kicking Out Tobacco (VKOT) and the Lobo Leaders. VKOT is currently in place at Bryan High School while the Lobo Leaders is at Jane Long Intermediate School. Both coalitions have increased membership each year with a total of 50 VKOT members and 30 Lobo Leaders. For more information, contact the coalition coordinator, Alton Burton at 979-846-3560 or email@example.com.
Other Coalitions in Region 7
“Our Coalition is committed to raising public awareness of the risks and consequences of underage drinking and drug use, educating the community about current and emerging drug trends, partnering with school districts, building liaisons with decision-makers, parents, the medical and faith communities, as well as law enforcement. We work to develop, implement and support environmental strategies to reduce substance use. We believe by working together, citizens can nurture social and environmental changes to make Williamson County a safer and healthier place, brightening the future of our children, youth, and families.” -Lifesteps
If you would like more information, please contact the coalition coordinator, Rosana Sielaff at 512-246-9880 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
“This community coalition works to create an alcohol and drug free culture for youth and young adults in McLennan County. Funded by a five-year grant from the Department State Health Services (DSHS) in 2013, the organization researches and environmentally addresses underage and binge drinking, marijuana use and prescription drug abuse. The coalition is comprised of nonprofit organizations, businesses, parents, students and other concerned community members.” -Voice
If you would like more information contact the coalition coordinator, Stephanie Drum at 254-741-9222 or at email@example.com