FEATURED ASCEND PROGRAMS:
YOUTH COALITION

TRUTH YOUTH COALITION

Our Pontiac TRUTH Youth Coalition is a Movement - Substance Abuse Prevention in Youth/Teens. This movement is: Built for the Youth, Led by the Youth and Provide Services for the Youth of Pontiac. We also serve in our community wherever needed.
TRUTH Youth Coalition is made up of teens in grades 7-12 who either attending Pontiac Schools or live/lived in Pontiac but attend schools outside of the district.

Some of the Program Activities We Have Accomplished

  • Promoted underage drinking prevention by distributing 700 parents who host fact cards
  • Distributed buzzed driving posters to 5 schools, 3 churches, 2 athletic programs
  • Distributed 500 Opioid Prevention Flyers
  • Centralized Data Collection
  • Educated ourselves on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Training
  • Community service efforts- Passed out over 4300 back packs and distributed prevention information to the community
  • Passed out candy to over 2500 kids for Trunk or Treat
  • Hosted Marijuana prevention event passed out over 300 pieces of literature and had over 75 families represented
  • Assisted in Packaging Thanksgiving Baskets
  • Adopted a family for Christmas that was victimized by drug addiction
  • Keep Bowling Stop Rolling (SPONSORED EVENT)
  • Keep Them Safe Keep Them Healthy Initiative
  • Pontiac Initiative – Partnership with Oakland University
  • Community Homecoming Parade (Substance Prevention Campaign)
  • FAN Speaker –Real Life, Real Stories

MISSION:

Youth Leaders rising up to make change in our community against substance abuse in Parents and Teens through: raising awareness, addressing the problem and being part of the solution.

VISION:

To eliminate substance abuse in our communities so that our youth have a clear path to live healthy lives.