Rockville Centre Coalition for Youth Sponsors a Prevention Program at the MLK Community Center for Rockville Centre Youth

Members of the Family and Childrens’ Counseling Center joined the Rockville Centre Coalition for Youth to implement an afternoon program of Prevention Education. Youth ages 7 to 17 participated in activities that focused on positive choices and identifying risky behavior.  Detective Nicholas DeLuca of the Rockville Centre Police Department demonstrated to the teenagers, through the use of “Fatal Vision” Goggles, how using Marijuana negatively impairs judgment, vision and physical mobility. This program was enjoyable and educational and we look forward to bringing more programs to the MLK Community Center.


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 uflyer-8.5inx11in-h-frontnderage 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.  Other potential charges are false personation, a Class B misdemeanor, criminal impersonation in the 2nd degree, a Class A misdemeanor, and endangering the welfare of a child, a Class A misdemeanor, all of which carry a potential penalty of up to one year in jail.  The dangers are real for our teens, as data shows that over 25% of our 12th graders admit having used a false ID for underage alcohol purchase.

Educate yourself, educate your teens!  Click here to download the fake ID flyer.

RVC Youth Council and SADD Team Up to Create PSA

Students from the RVC Youth Council and South Side High School’s SADD Club, working with Naomi Bisk, SSHS SADD moderator, and the SSHS video department created this PSA with a necessary and personal message about how easy it is to fall into prescription drug addition.  This is a powerful message, written, directed and acted by our Rockville Centre youth!