Welcome to the Rockville Centre Coalition for Youth
An Alliance for
Our mission is to plan and implement strategies to prevent and reduce youth substance use and its associated consequences.
A record number of teens, more than 60, along with almost a dozen adult community members, attended the first meeting of the RVC Youth Council, Inc., which was held on Tuesday, September 20 at 7:30 PM at the RVC Recreation Center. The teens in attendance were from South Side High School, and from regional Catholic schools, including Kellenberg Memorial High School. The new co-Presidents, South Side Seniors Ryan Martirano and Paige Pusateri ran the agenda, covering topics as diverse as substance abuse awareness to substance free teen events planned for the year. A special appearance was made by N.Y. State Senator Todd Kaminsky, who talked about the scourge of heroin abuse among the youth of Long Island.read more
The Rockville Centre Coalition is working with the RVC Police Department to educate parents and teens on the real legal consequences of using a fake ID for underage alcohol purchase. RVC Police Youth Officer Nick DeLuca worked with parents and attorneys to put together a flyer which explains that using a fake ID for underage alcohol purchases can be charged as a Class D felony, forgery or criminal possession of a forged instrument, which can result in 7 years in jail. Educate yourself, educate your teens! Click here to download a copy of our Fake ID flyer.read more