As a result of recent events involving destructive decisions, members of the Voorheesville community recognize the need for action. Spearheaded by Voorheesville Risk Behavior Task Force, plans have been made to form a community coalition initiative. The Voorheesville Community Alliance for Healthy Choices (VCAHC) will be a collaborative coalition including representatives/individuals from:
the Voorheesville Central School District
From surveys conducted of Voorheesville Middle School and High School students in Fall 2013 we learned the following information:
One in five students have ridden in a car driver by someone who has been drinking
Middle school students report that they are beginning to experiment with drugs and alcohol
Since the initial high school survey in 2009, there has been no significant improvement in reported student risk behaviors
Forty high school students report trying marijuana for the first time by age 13.
THE VCAHC will take a proactive stance with the goal to reduce and eliminate destructive decisions. The VCAHC will provide resources, organize speakers, and offer a range of summer and year-round educational programs.
Look for upcoming VCAHC meeting dates on SNN. For more information and any questions, please contact Joseph Sapienza at 765-3314 ext. 208 firstname.lastname@example.org.