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NEW PROVIDENCE ALLIANCE (NJ)

New Providence Alliance Programs

The New Providence Alliance maintains a consistent presence in our community each year, striving to keep our citizens aware of current trends in drug and alcohol abuse impacting all of our lives. 

 We are funded by a grant from the Governor's Council of Alcohol and Drug Addiction, the Borough of New Providence and via our fund raising efforts.

The Alliance conducts programs that reach individuals in every age bracket of our community.  Here is a list of the programs offered in 2012:

 In August we held our first "Random Act of Kidness" in the Provident Bank Parking Lot, featuring a local NPHS Band and Alliance sponsored pizza and popcorn for all guests.  This was a great free event for all ages of the community to get out and enjoy a fun summer evening.

 Prehistoric PALS and Forest Friends, both addressing self esteem and anti bullying for preschoolers and kindergarten students.

 DARE:  A ten week Drug Abuse Resistance Education program for all 5th graders, with follow up sessions for all Middle School students.

Teen Alternatives:  Events for teens, including Middle School and 6th grade dances, featuring Alliance funded DJ's.

Middle School Orientation: The Alliance holds a 7th Grade Scavenger Hunt, with a message of "Orientating Yourself Away From Drugs and Alcohol", for all incoming NPMS students.

 The Alliance sponsors a full day of both the Middle School and High School Peer Leader Training by the Lindsay Meyer Teen Institute.

We were thrilled to offer a new program to the High School and Middle School   entitled "Cyber Bullying: Inside the New World of Texting, Sexting, Facebook and more". This was presented by Detective Sergeant Tom Rich, a well-recognized speaker on this subject. The program covered current trends and problems children encounter while using technology. The presentation was held at NPHS during the school day, with a free evening presentation for parents.

Red Ribbon Week – a nationally recognized weeklong drug free celebration. This week encompasses several programs for kids in elementary through high school, starting with the Mayor's reading of the Proclamation to the NPMS Peer Leaders. Students tied red ribbons around the center of town, and headed back to NPMS for pizza and a nighttime dance.

Lindsay Meyer Teen Institute Training, a one week camp, for selected High School Juniors and onsite training for New Providence High Schools Teen Initiatives Club.

 The NPHS Teen Initiatives Club, had another successful year of raising funds at the annual New Providence Street Fair, receiving donations from face painting and tattoos. Funds raised are used for drug and alcohol awareness programs for the club, which works closely with the Alliance to reach our high school students.

 Project Graduation is also sponsored by the New Providence Alliance.  It is an all night after graduation program to provide the graduating seniors with a drug and alcohol free celebration.

 WISE Program (Wellness Initiative for Senior Education) to our senior citizens. The program focuses on prescription drugs use and was held at the Murray Hill Inn over several sessions and included a catered lunch.

 New Providence Alliance Scholarship Program – each year we selected 2 students from NPHS that have demonstrated leadership and exhibited a keen interest in supporting the mission of the Alliance.

The Alliance needs your support to continue to provide these and other great services to our community.  We welcome new ideas and members!

Here's how you can get involved:

 Consider joining The Alliance – we meet the third Tuesday of each month at the Murray Hill Inn at 7pm.  Stop by and learn more about us.

 Be sure to "like" us on Facebook.

 Donate your used and unwanted clothing at our Donation Bins by the EMT (across from the Recreation Department)

 For more information, please contact one of the Alliance Board Members:

Krina Griffin                          krinaann@verizon.net
Scott Torre                           scott.torre@newprov.org
Kathleen Jonovich              kathleenjono@verizon.net
Nora Murphy                         nora_murphy@msn.com

 

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