Welcome to the Rockville Centre Coalition for Youth

  • RVC Coalition launches Fake ID is a Felony Education Campaign.
  • Members of the Rockville Centre Coalition for Youth, including Sector representatives from Police, RVC Youth Council, PTA, Lions Club and Chamber of Commerce at the CADCA mid-year training meeting.
  • Announcing our Substance Awareness Art Campaign
  • NY State Senator Todd Kaminsky speaks to over 60 teens at the first meeting of the year of the RVC Youth Council, Inc. on September 20, 2016.
  • Our prevention message is getting into the right hands! On hundreds of take-out containers.
  • New York National Guard members with RVC Youth Council Chair Andrea Connolly, and Coalition Project Coordinator Ruthanne McCormack.
  • Coalition members work to educate legislators on teen drug abuse prevention at the Coalition leadership meeting in DC.
  • The Drug Free T-Shirt is a collaborative effort.
  • Coalition Members meet with Collen Nguyen, Legislative Director for Rep. Kathleen Rice to discuss issues in their community regarding youth substance abuse and addiction.
  • NY National Guard memers meet to assist with NOYL! Pledge signing.
  • RVC Youth Council, Inc. members meet to discuss presentation of NOYL! Pledge to Rockville Centre business owners.
  • Our Drug Free T-Shirt designed by Rockville Centre South Side High School freshman, Zachery Goldberg. The T-Shirt is available for a $10 donation. Please Contact Ruthanne McCormack @ 516 313-9041 or @ ramccormack@rvccoalitionforyouth.org
  • Drug Take Back Day
  • Everyday is Drug Tak Back Day
  • Step Up For Prevention

Record Number of Teens Attend RVC Youth Council First Meeting

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.

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Prevention Begins With Education: using a fake ID is a felony

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.

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6th Annual Substance Awareness Campaign

On Friday, June 2, 2017, the RVC Youth Council, Inc. held their 6th Annual Substance Abuse Awareness Campaign. Sector representatives from the Rockville Centre Coalition for Youth designed sneakers with a substance prevention message. These sneakers will be displayed... read more