Helping Empower Action, Leadership, Teamwork, and Health in our Youth

Building a HEALTHY Community

HEALTHY Tekoa Coalition 2019
Our mission is to promote healthy, positive choices in Tekoa youth by working together to reduce substance abuse.
How can I prevent my child from using alcohol or marijuana? More Information

Remember to follow these parenting guidelines:

1. Create close bonds with your children. More information

Children are less likely to drink or use drugs when their parents are involved in their lives and when they feel close to their parents. Family conflict and lack of bonding increase the risk of drinking and drug use.

2. Set clear boundaries for your children.

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Set clear rules early and talk about the rules often.

3. Monitor your child’s interactions.

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Always know what your kids are doing. Help them plan safe and fun activities.

October Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week is celebrated during the last week in October.  Businesses post support signs, while students at the elementary and high school make a pledge to keep their body and minds healthy. 

For more information visit https://www.redribbon.org/

Why Prevent Underage Drinking?

Underage drinking and youth substance abuse cause our young people to put themselves in dangerous situations and can harm the developing adolescent brain in ways only recently understood. 

Drug and alcohol use by those under 21 is related to numerous health problems, including injuries and death from car crashes, suicide, homicide, drowning, and recreational mishaps.  

Factors leading to a youth's decision to use drugs or alcohol are complex and likely to include influences from many domains, including peer, family, and community.