2013 Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey (MIYHS) Data
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.
High Fives Youth Awards Dinner a Success!
Candidates for mayor, city council and the school board squared off in Oct 22nd debate.
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.
May – June 2015
Please join us for the June 2nd Sanford Strong Coalition meeting for a mentor training by the Goodwill GoodGuides program staff.
Goodwill GoodGuides is a national mentoring program for youth between the ages of 12 and 17 who want to learn about careers and prepare for success. The goal of GoodGuides is to equip youth to build career plans and learn skills to prepare for school completion, postsecondary training and productive careers.
This training is for all Coalition members who might want to be matched with a mentee. As a mentor, you will volunteer with a young person four hours a month for up to a year. This training is the first step to making a match. Mentors and mentees will be supported throughout the year by the Goodwill GoodGuides program staff. Let’s fill Sanford Strong Coalition with active mentors and mentees!
Coffee and networking begins at 8:00 AM. The training will be held from 8:30 to 10:30AM.
Contact: Rachel Phipps
The Public is invited to join us to learn more of well water testing and healthy beach water.
FMI contact: Adam Hartwig
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.
Save the Date!
This year’s BACKPACK GOLF TOURNAMENT to be held on
FRIDAY, JUNE 12 — 11:00 a.m. SHOTGUN
There remains a growing need in the City of Sanford to provide weekend food for qualified Sanford Students. It’s hard for students to sit in a classroom on Monday mornings and learn when they have spent the weekend hungry.
Your help is needed in supporting the BACKPACK GOLF TOURNAMENT which is providing the Sanford Backpack Program with funds to help combat this problem.
Last year’s tournament was a big success. We hope you will consider helping local students again this year with your support.
More information to follow.
Contact: Ayn Hanselmann
ACE (Active Community Environment) Team is a local group that envisions a community where residents and visitors can walk or bike across town safely and comfortably. Their mission is to foster a community environment in Sanford that is safe and inviting for people of all ages to enjoy active lifestyles. ACE Team meetings are open for any local resident or organization that wants to be involved in advocating and promoting bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly policies, programs, and infrastructure. Join the next meeting!
FMI: Email ACE Team Chairman Lee Burnett
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
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