Join us on the morning of May 6th for an energetic, forward-looking retreat for the Sanford Strong Coalition. Share your ideas and help grow what the coalition will look like in 2014 and beyond.
High Fives Youth Awards Dinner a Success!
This poster was created by a Sanford High School student as part of the Above the Influence campaign organized by Drug Free Communities, a community-wide initiative of youth, parents, business leaders, schools, police officers, and others working together to decrease alcohol and drug use among Greater Sanford’s youth and adults.
Candidates for mayor, city council and the school board squared off in Oct 22nd debate.
Celebrating Sanford, July 18th 2013: Members of the Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Youth Council hold up a banner at the start of a Mainers game on July 18th, a day dedicated to celebrating Sanford as America’s newest city. Click here for more photos from the day.
Sanford Strong Coalition flies its colors in the 2013 Fourth of July Parade (Joan Affonso and Elise Miller carry the coalition banner)
The Sanford school district and Strategies for a Stronger Sanford, launched the Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) which helped its first class of 14 parents gain a better understanding of policy and political systems, and improve their communications and public speaking skills to become more informed and involved citizens. [PHOTO: PLTI grad Matt Westerlund with son Owen, receives certificate of completion]
Read this article, ‘Parents Lead the Way’ about PLTI by the Huffington Post.
Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) students visit Augusta and meet with Maine State House Representative Anne-Marie Mastraccio. Read this article, ‘Parents Lead the Way’ about PLTI by the Huffington Post.
The Out of School Time Alliance is about ensuring that every young person has a healthy, positive activity available to him or her during the hours that school is not in session.
The Youth Council is a group of high school teenagers that engages in community service and other efforts to create a more positive atmosphere and a healthier environment for Sanford youth.
About Sanford Strong
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.
April – May 2014
Come and meet Bill King, Democratic candidate for Sheriff of York County!
GOT DRUGS? Turn in your unused, unwanted or expired medications for safe disposal. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, or veterinary pills, drops, and ointments.
- Anonymous and FREE
- Prescription and over-the-counter medicines
- Remove any personal identifying info from the label
- NO thermometers, batteries, or durable medical equipment
- NO intravenous solutions, injectables, or syringes
- Illegal substances are not included in this initiative
Sanford Police Dept.: Police Station, 935 Main St., Sanford; Marden’s Parking Lot, 1247 B Main St., Sanford
York County Sheriff Dept.: Goodwin Mills Fire Station, 481 Goodwin’s Mill Rd., Lyman; Hannaford Supermarket, 20 Sokokis Trail, Waterboro; Rite Aid, 151 Maple St., Cornish
Partners for Healthier Communities * Sanford Police Dept. * York County Sheriff Dept.
Charting the Course FOR OUR FUTURE. Please join us for our Annual Celebration!
4:00-5:00 Leaders’ Circle Event
5:00-5:15 Registration & Networking
5:15-6:30 Welcome & Program
RSVP: Before April 25th. Hors d’oevres and cash bar. Cost: $20 per person
Phone: 207-985-3359/Online: www.buildcommunity.org
HEALTHY KIDS DAY! FREE TO THE COMMUNITY!(Sat. Time TBD); Save the date for this informational, educational and fun family event! This event will have local business participating and sponsoring family activities and information! Stay tuned for a full listing of details!
To get involved and help with our annual event, contact Sarah Littlefield at SLittlefield@sanfordymca.org or call 324-4942 and ask for Sarah!
Teams of adults and students who have been prepared by Jane Feinberg will share information about why and what is happening in our schools. They will speak briefly about student-centered, proficiency-based learning and distribute fliers in the churches of Sanford and Springvale. The purpose of “Spirit of Learning“ Sunday is to let folks who may not have connections to the schools know how our schools are changing to prepare all students for successful futures and how Sanford/Springvale will benefit. Please consider becoming a member of a team. The training with Jane will take place on 4/16 (W) from 4 until 6. Contact Kristen Wiegand at <email@example.com> if you are willing and able to participate.
Sanford Strong Coalition Retreat : (8:00 am to Noon, lunch Noon to 1:00) Nasson Community Center, Springvale, ME. Please set aside the morning of May 6th for an energetic, forward-looking planning session for the Sanford Strong Coalition. Whether you have been a part of coalition activities for years or just days, you are encouraged to participate, share your ideas and help shape what the coalition will look like in 2014 and beyond. Contact Harry Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or Nichole Ivey at email@example.com for details.
We will be meeting the first Wednesday of every month from 9 to 10:30 at York County Community Action in Sanford.
The Sanford Out of School Time Alliance (SOOSTA) is about ensuring that every young person has a healthy, positive activity available to him or her during the hours that school is not in session.
So. Maine Youth Transition Network *Relationships*Skills*Opportunities
Keynote Speaker: Colby Swettberg, Executive Director of Adoption and Foster Care Mentoring, will discuss the importance of strong and healthy adult partnerships for youth in transitions. Ms. Swettberg will be followed by panel discussion, lunch, and the short film “A Shoestring for Mackenzie”.
Co sponsors: Project Aware, Portland Mentoring Alliance, Seeds of Independence, Strategies for a Stronger Sanford,Community Partnership for Protecting Children.
This is a great opportunity to learn about the disorder. I urge all of you to come out!