The Council for Developing Positive Youth Culture (DPYC) has been in existence for over 15 years. The mission is to create and sustain a positive culture for Ellington's youth through collaboration among the community, schools, and town agencies. The DPYC also serves as the coalition for a federal grant the town received for the prevention of underage drinking. Two subgroups were created from this coalition, The Parent Connection and Rise Above Youth Leadership Group. In addition, a media campaign was also initiated in response to student survey results regarding how youth get their alcohol. For more information on the DPYC, subgroups and the media campaign, click on their logos.
In 2010, almost 3,000 young adults died
from prescription drug overdoses - more
than died from overdoses of any other drug,
including heroin and cocaine combined.
Five Steps to Safety
Ellington Prescription Drug
Take Back Day
January 25, 2014
9 am to noon
Ellington Resident State Troopers' Office
33 Arbor Way
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