Community Action for Safe Teens

 

News and Events

Drinking is not a required part of growing up.

The mission of Community Action for Safe Teens (CAST) is to prevent substance abuse and promote healthy choices for youth throughout Souhegan Valley.

 

Click HERE to learn more about CAST.
Download our CAST brochure HERE.

 

New CAST Youth Videos

Souhegan Valley Youth participate in CAST Media Literacy Project.

The following videos were created under the professional guidance of Media Power Youth by middle and high school students in Souhegan Valley. Media Power Youth provides evidence based programming empowering “youth to lead healthy, safe lives through smart use of media.” Funding for this Community Action for Safe Teens project was provided by Milford Hospital Association and Hollis/Brookline Rotary Club. Click video titles below to watch via YouTube.

"Dear Mom and Dad"

"The Interview"

"The Decision"

"Dear Friend"


Volunteer Opportunities!

Contact Monica Gallant if you would like to volunteer your skills! If you have 2-4 hours per month to volunteer, CAST needs your help. Please click HERE for more information.


Youth Media In Action Training

Where: Milford High School
When: Saturday June 4, 2016
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Who: Middle & High School Youth in Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, Lyndeborough, Mason, Milford, Mont Vernon, and Wilton

Media Power and YOU in ACTION Training: becoming positive message makers. Participate in this one day in depth workshop for youth with evidence based training by Media Power Youth!


Please click HERE for more information and to register for this event. Space limited to 30 participants.


Middle School Teen Leadership Training

Where: Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley
When: Saturday April 9, 2016
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Who: Middle School Youth in Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, Lyndeborough, Mason, Milford, Mont Vernon, and Wilton

 

Peer influence is one of the most powerful forces in a teenager’s life. Too often these influences can be negative and destructive. Teen Institute’s Peer Leadership Training seeks to develop the power of “positive peer influence” in groups of middle/high school students from across New Hampshire.


Please click HERE to register for this event. Space limited to 30 participants.
Please click HERE to download Flyer for this event.
Directions to Boys & Girls Club click HERE.


CAST Community Workshop/Forum: Help to Fight the Drug Problem in the Souhegan Valley

WHEN: Wednesday, February 10, 2016.
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EST
WHERE: Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley
56 Mont Vernon Street
Milford, NH 03055

Help us understand the “Who, What, Where, When & Why” YOUTH are using Alcohol, Rx Drugs, and Marijuana in order to identify Evidence Based Strategies that will REDUCE YOUTH SUBSTANCE MISUSE.

* This workshop is intended for adults and high school aged students in Souhegan Valley.

Please click HERE to register for this event.
Directions to Boys & Girls Club click HERE.


Life of an Athlete

Student athlete leaders from Hollis/Brookline, Milford and Souhegan High Schools come together and encourage schools and communities to incorporate the Life of an Athlete program into their athletics. This comprehensive, proactive approach is a sure way to increase positive lifestyle choices for all members of the community.

Watch the PSA videos and learn more HERE.


We Need Your Help!

SVBGC Logo
Seeking Committee Members and Volunteers
To learn how you can get involved with CAST and it's activities click HERE.


Viral Videos made by local students. Click video Titles to watch more videos.

Healthy Choices - Better things to do than drink alcohol.
Healthy Choices - One Time Can Change Game Time

Healthy Choices - Block Out Rx Drugs


CAST Monthly Meeting

CAST meets at the Milford Ambulance Center, 66 Elm Street - Milford, NH from 3:30 - 5:00pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from September - June. All are welcome to attend.

 

For more info contact co-chairs Monica Gallant.

 

Next meeting dates:
• October 8th
• November 12th
• December 10th

 

Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley

 

SVBGC LogoIn order to engage more youth and create a stronger presence in the communities we serve, CAST became a chartered committee of the Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley (BGCSV) in 2012. The Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley's mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to be great today and reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens tomorrow.

To support its mission to help kids "be great" the BGCSV offers daily access to a broad range of programs designed to help kids succeed academically, be engaged citizens, and adopt a healthy lifestyle.

For more information about the Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley visit www.svbgc.org.

 

Parent Education

 
Parent-to-Parent

Connective Parenting

Bonnie Harris, M.S.Ed. is the director of Connective Parenting. Bonnie has designed and taught parenting workshops and counseled parents for twenty years. 

Connective Parenting is dedicated to guiding parents in the discovery of why both they and their children behave and respond the way they do. It is based on the principle that the child wants to do what is right, wants to cooperate, wants to succeed and only gets off track when an obstacle derails him. Bonnie often offers Parenting Talks and Courses locally through The River Center.

The River Center

The River Center serves as a one-stop clearinghouse for community resources and connections essential to the quality of life for people of all ages and abilities in the eastern Monadnock region. Its programs and services are free to all so that no one is excluded because of financial need.

The River Center is located at 44-46 Concord Street in Peterborough, NH.
Tel: 603 924-6800
Website: www.thefamilycenter.us
 

The mission of Community Action for Safe Teens (CAST) is to support and strengthen families, reduce the use/abuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs and encourage healthy choices by teens through increasing community awareness and action. CAST serves the communities of Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, Lyndeborough, Milford, Mont Vernon and Wilton.
c/o Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley • PO Box 916, 56 Mont Vernon Street • Milford, NH 03055 • (603) 672-9876