News from CV Alliance

Hi CV!
Tonight, members of our Youth Alliance will be at the CV Town Council meeting to share a report from the National Youth Leadership Institute they attended in July.  Our Youth Alliance is an official club at CVHS and had a table at the Club Expo.  They also meet on the first and third Thursdays of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Ark, 4409 La Crescenta Ave. All students are invited to participate in these nighttime meetings.

On Saturday, Sept. 27, we will once again participate in the DEA Drug Take Back from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at CVS Montrose and Rite Aid La Crescenta & La Cañada, Glendale Community College, Circle Drive at Verdugo, and the CV Sheriff’s Station for those of you needing to safely and anonymously dispose of needles, syringes and lancets.  This is a good chance to clean out your medicine cabinet.

Look for a new CV Alliance billboard going up on Foothill in late September!

Here’s a new program for those parents available during the day: Walk & Talk.  Meet us at CV Park, 3901 Dunsmore Ave., from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday mornings beginning on Oct. 1. We are going to take a stroll and talk about parenting.  Leading the discussions are CV Alliance’s early childhood expert Julia Rabago and professionals from Didi Hirsch. Bring strollers, your friends and your coffee cup. It’s an informal and useful way to share what’s going on. This program is especially designed for adults raising elementary school students, but everyone’s invited! Grandparents, too!

Our weekly parent sessions begin Tuesday, Oct. 7 at the Crescenta Cañada YMCA, 1930 Foothill Blvd., from 7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with Paul Royer, LCSW. Free and open to the public; adults only!

Thank you for attending our first Teen Trials talk with Tina Givrad. Join us on Thursday, Oct. 9, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at CV High in the library, 2900 Community Ave., to hear how social media postings matter to colleges, employers, and “frenemies” (back-stabbers). That’s why you, and your teen, should be very careful about what is posted.

These programs prevent underage drug and alcohol use by educating, and empowering, parents and children. Thank you for your constant, and enthusiastic, support of our work.

Suzy Jacobs
is the executive director of
CV Alliance located at  
3131 Foothill Blvd. Suite D
La Crescenta, CA 91214
(818) 646-7867