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Sanford Strong Coalition is a partnership of residents, organizations, businesses and others invested in the future of Greater Sanford.  The Coalition provides ways for the community to share information and access resources, while supporting initiatives to strengthen the health, well-being, and success of Sanford’s children, youth and their families. The Coalition is governed by a steering committee, staffed by Strategies for a Stronger Sanford, and supported by its members. Membership is free and open to anyone concerned about the future of Greater Sanford and its people. Join today. Also, like us on Facebook.

Community Events

May
4
Wed
NAMI Maine Inspiring Minds @ Common Connection Club
May 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

 

NAMI Maine brings Inspiring Minds to Biddeford

A 10-module FREE recovery education course for people living with mental health challenges.

Please sign up for each class you wish to attend.

FMI and to register anytime during the course

 NEW NAMI_IM Flyer Biddeford

Our Schools Our Future parent meetings @ Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Office
May 4 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

NEW OSOF LOGO with italics jpeg 

Our Schools Our Future is a community organization that partners with parents, students and schools to amplify parent and youth voice in education, so all students receive what they need to succeed.

Our Schools Our Future is hosting a weekly meeting for parent to parent conversation about education. Everyone is welcome to join us on Thursdays. Drop in anytime from 3:30 to 5:30 PM at Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Office; 123 A Emery St., Sanford. Contact: Rachel Phipps.

 

May
11
Wed
NAMI Maine Inspiring Minds @ Common Connection Club
May 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

 

NAMI Maine brings Inspiring Minds to Biddeford

A 10-module FREE recovery education course for people living with mental health challenges.

Please sign up for each class you wish to attend.

FMI and to register anytime during the course

 NEW NAMI_IM Flyer Biddeford

Our Schools Our Future parent meetings @ Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Office
May 11 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

NEW OSOF LOGO with italics jpeg 

Our Schools Our Future is a community organization that partners with parents, students and schools to amplify parent and youth voice in education, so all students receive what they need to succeed.

Our Schools Our Future is hosting a weekly meeting for parent to parent conversation about education. Everyone is welcome to join us on Thursdays. Drop in anytime from 3:30 to 5:30 PM at Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Office; 123 A Emery St., Sanford. Contact: Rachel Phipps.

 

May
18
Wed
Drug Free Communities Meeting @ WSSR-TV room at SRTC
May 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

The Drug Free Communities  (DFC) initiative is a community-wide effort of youth, parents, business leaders, schools, police officers, faith communities, health care providers, and others to decrease alcohol, marijuana and prescription drug use among Greater Sanford’s youth and adults.

Contact:  Connie Roux or Nichole Ivey

NAMI Maine Inspiring Minds @ Common Connection Club
May 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

 

NAMI Maine brings Inspiring Minds to Biddeford

A 10-module FREE recovery education course for people living with mental health challenges.

Please sign up for each class you wish to attend.

FMI and to register anytime during the course

 NEW NAMI_IM Flyer Biddeford

Our Schools Our Future parent meetings @ Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Office
May 18 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

NEW OSOF LOGO with italics jpeg 

Our Schools Our Future is a community organization that partners with parents, students and schools to amplify parent and youth voice in education, so all students receive what they need to succeed.

Our Schools Our Future is hosting a weekly meeting for parent to parent conversation about education. Everyone is welcome to join us on Thursdays. Drop in anytime from 3:30 to 5:30 PM at Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Office; 123 A Emery St., Sanford. Contact: Rachel Phipps.

 

May
19
Thu
Systems Integration Task Force @ Sanford Police Dept.
May 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

SYSTEMS INTEGRATION TASK GROUP:  The group brings together the leaders of agencies that work with Sanford youth, who are or may become involved in the juvenile justice system, and may have mental health, substance abuse or behavioral challenges, for ongoing cross-system planning, communication and integration.

  • Activities:  establishing a community-level Student-Assistance Team; establishing Restorative Justice practices in multiple settings; developing communications tools; Linkage Project; etc.
  • Meetings:  3rd Thursday of the month
  • Contact:  Chief Tom Connolly
Good Grief; Helping Kids Cope with Death, Loss and Serious Illness @ Kennebunk Elementary School Library
May 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
May
21
Sat
1 st Annual Run-Archery Biathlon @ Blouins Field, Sanford High School Track
May 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Come and try a whole new kind of event!

Run-Archery is a sport that combines target archery and running, similar to Olympic Biathlon. It is popular in Europe, but very new to the US, and is likely one of few events of this type in New England.

You’ll run four short cross country loops (totalling around 5 K), and shoot at targets in between. Like Olympic ski-rifle biathlon, keeping your heart rate low enough to shoot well is the challenge!

Shooting Distances-Novice- 10 yards for Youth, 15 yards for adults (all considered novice this first year). Instruction in safety will be given prior to race.

You can try this if you are new to archery, running, or both!

FMI and to review the flyer, please click RunArchery2016.

 

 

 

 

We could use some extra help the morning of the 21st.

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