Bay Area Alliance for Youth and Families Impacts CCISD Youth

Bay Area Alliance for Youth and Families Impacts CCISD Youth
Posted on 05/31/2019
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On Thursday, May 23, 2019, the Bay Area Alliance for Youth and Families celebrated a productive year during their Annual Meeting at the Webster Civic Center. The Bay Area Alliance for Youth and Families, “The Alliance,” is a Clear Creek ISD non-profit coalition created to unite and mobilize the community to create an alcohol and drug-free future for the region’s youth.

Click here for a photo gallery of the Alliance Annual Meeting.

The Alliance celebrated measurable successes including the collection of over 21,000 pounds of medications properly disposed of through Medication Take Back Days. The Alliance partners with local law enforcement and the Drug Enforcement Administration to help dispose of unwanted, unused, or expired medications to ensure these hazards do not end up in the hands of young people.

The emerging and dangerous trend of e-cigarettes is also impacting the Bay Area directly. As a result, the Alliance took an education program on the road and through dozens of presentations, spoke to District and campus staff, PTAs, civic groups, parents and students. The Alliance also participated in a live-streamed town hall meeting hosted by Clear Creek High School which was one of the District’s most viewed livestream events.

“The Alliance is proof that when a community comes together for the sake of our children, problems and challenges become surmountable,” said CCISD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Greg Smith. “There is a great deal of pressure and temptations out there for our kids who are looking to us for guidance. I am grateful that the Bay Area Alliance for Youth and Families, including their dedicated board, donors and volunteers, are on the front lines of alcohol and drug prevention and education.”

At the Annual Meeting, the Alliance also presented awards to community partners who go above and beyond to support the organization’s prime objective, to see students succeed in life:

2019 Community Champions
Kendra Scott – Baybrook
South Shore Harbour Resort & Conference Center

2019 Community Gems
Bill & Becky Day – Community Volunteers
Manish & Shalini Maheshwari – Owners of Little Bella Mia and CoCo Crepes
Amanda Trover – Animal Control Officer, City of Webster

2019 Community Stars
Brianna Ramon – Clear View HS Senior
Missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Houston, TX South Mission

“This is my favorite Alliance meeting of the year! It’s such a great opportunity to highlight the successes of the Alliance while spotlighting community youth and adults who help bring about positive community change,” said Ann Hammond, Alliance Board Member and recipient of a standing ovation for her years of advocacy on behalf of children throughout the Bay Area. 

The Alliance also recognized nine graduating seniors from Clear View High School who are members of the Student Adult Leadership Service Alliance (SALSA). SALSA just completed its fifth year of service at Clear View High School. The 2019-2020 school year will see this program replicated in Friendswood and Texas City ISDs.

Other awards included Volunteer of the Year, presented to Jamey Norred of Learning Rx Brain Training, and the traveling trophy for the Medication Take Back site that brought in the most medications, League City Police Department.

In the 2019-2020 school year, the Alliance is working on a traveling program that looks into the dangers teenagers face. One vantage point will be a look into a teenager’s bedroom and common hiding places, references to e-cigarettes, marijuana and other drugs parents may not know about and that are endangering and distracting many teenagers today.

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