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  The Chippewa Valley Coalition for Youth and Families  
  Our Mission:  
  The Chippewa Valley Coalition for Youth and Families joins School, Family, and Community in a partnership to prevent and reduce youth substance use and its negative consequences.  
  More About Us:  
  The Chippewa Valley Coalition for Youth and Families, an anti-drug coalition, serves the geographic area of Chippewa Valley Schools and includes parts of Clinton and Macomb Townships. The Coalition was awarded a federal Drug Free Communities Grant from the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in September 2009. Coalition efforts are also supported by donations and funds raised.  
  The Coalition includes representation of all sectors of the community. Coalition member's work together to reduce youth use of alcohol, marijuana and other drugs and youth prescription drug abuse by implement long-term environmental strategies to create community change.  
  We thank the many Coalition volunteers and representatives of our community partners that contribute their time and talents to the following subcommittees:  
  The Interfaith/Chippewa Valley Partnership, a network joining the Coalition with 22 local churches
  Youth Alcohol Prevention Committee, working to educate parents and community dangers of youth alcohol use
  Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Committee, focusing on prevention education, community awareness and access reduction
  Marijuana Prevention Committee, focusing on prevention education, community awareness and access reduction
  Youth Involvement Coalition Teen Councils (CTC)  
  There is a Coalition Teen Council (CTC) comprised of students at each of the 3 high schools in Chippewa Valley Schools Chippewa Valley, Dakota, and Mohegan High Schools. Student members of the CTCs initiate drug prevention programming at their schools, engage in outreach to younger students, and provide the "voice of youth" for the Coalition.  
  Coalition Staff:  
  Dr. Charlene McGunn
Executive Director
 
  Barbara Towner
Coalition Coordinator
 
  Executive Board of the Coalition  
  Chairperson, Kim Zuchora
Community Member
 
  Chairperson, Jamie Siefert
Community Member
 
  Data Analyst, Dawn M. Radzioch, MA CPC-R
Prevention & Training Coordinator
Macomb County Office of Substance Abuse
 
  Secretary, Diane Blain
Director of School & Community Public Relations
Chippewa Valley Schools
 
  Treasurer, Donna Kirchhoff
Title 1 Coordinator
Chippewa Valley Schools
 
  Coalition Staff, Dr. Charlene McGunn
Executive Director
Chippewa Valley Coalition for Youth & Families
 
  Coalition Staff, Barbara Towner
Coordinator
Chippewa Valley Coalition for Youth & Families
 
 
For more information, email us at info@cvcoalition.org
 
 
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