When you support the Ridgefield Prevention Council, you further our mission and help us provide education and programming in the community.
Boys and Girls Club After Hours Fall 2015 Carnival RPC Events - Family U - Doc Gooden
Our goal is to work with parents and teens to design and develop effective strategies and programs to protect families from the negative effects of alcohol and drug abuse and other high-risk behaviors. We do this in a variety of ways:

  • Family University speaker series
    • 2016 – Lilo Brancato
    • 2015 – Chris Herren (2 presentations: at RHS for HS Seniors and Juniors; at the Playhouse for the community)
    • 2014 – Dwight “Doc” Gooden, Joe Pantalone (“No Kidding, Me Too”) The Anonymous People movie and panel;
    • 2013 – Giancarlo Esposito
    • 2012 – Chris Herren
    • 2011 – Ty Sells
    • 2010 – John Morello DiRT
  • “Safe” programming – positive alternatives for youth
    • Ridgefield Carnival
    • Partner with Boys & Girls Club Friday Night program for High School students
    • RHS Post Grad Party
  • Parent education
    • Educational messaging through local media coinciding with key calendar social events
    • Book discussions in partnership with the Ridgefield Library to discuss parenting strategies – “Raising Resilient Children”, “How Much is Enough”, “Confident Parents, Remarkable Kids”
  • Recognition of positive actions of Ridgefield Youth
    • “Save One” scholarship for RHS senior
    • Buddy Bench installation at BMES
  • Community Partnerships and Support
    • Lion’s Club auction partnership
    • RVNA Wellness Fair
    • Ridgefield Police and Fire Department Safety Day

The RPC relies on voluntary contributions, fundraisers, and grants in order to continue programming

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