Here's a look at what we've been doing over the years…
MaryAnn Bowman, grant director, received the first Drug-Free Communities grant in 2000.
Prescription Take Back Sites are held collecting hundreds of pounds of unwanted prescription medications.
DFC's first summer camp was held in 2004 in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club. This camp continues today providing new experiences, teambuilding activities and lasting memories for the youth.
Project Sticker Shock started in 2006 with the help of SADD volunteers and local beer distributors. Approximately 7,000 stickers are used every year during prom and graduation season.
In 2009 DFC joined forces with National Family Partnership in promoting National Plant the Promise Week. Over 3,000 red tulips bulbs were planted across the county by SADD members and continue to bloom today.
Beginnig in 2013 DFC provided scholarship opportunities for Somerset County youth to attend a camp of their choice. So far 15 youth were granted this scholarship.
SADD students from Somerset County Technology Center designed and dedicated a DUI Victim Memorial Garden. The garden pays tribute to those lives needlessly lost due to impaired driving.
In 2014 the SCORE program began to promote health, wellness and strengthen the family and community bonds.
National Night Out is an event held every August in Somerset. It is a community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships to make communities safer and a better place to live.
Jill Rugg, SADD advisor, and Somerset County Technology Center SADD students recieved state awards and recognition for the dedication to help prevent substance use.
The SADD Conference is held every spring for Somerset County SADD chapters. Since the dedication of the DUI Victim Memorial Garden, a picture is taken of all SADD members after each conference at the garden.
Secretary of Drug and Alcohol Programs, Gary Tennis, comes to Somerset County for a meet and greet. He was able to speak with some students receiving the evidence-based Botvin program within their school district.
National Red Ribbon Week is held every year within the community and each Somerset County school district. Students get the opportunity to participate in a poster and essay contest. The winners of these contests are invited to the Red Ribbon Rally where they recieve a prize for their work. In 2015 the keynote speaker for the Red Ribbon Rally was Secretary of Drug and Alcohol Programs, Gary Tennis.