SAFE COMMUNITY COALITION
What is Safe Community Coalition?
The Safe Community Coalition (SCC) is primarily a volunteer-driven organization dedicated to creating a safe and healthy environment for our youth. Their activities are supported by a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)/Drug-Free Community federal grant, corporate and private donations, and various fund-raising activities.
The SCC serves public and private elementary, middle, and high schools in McLean, Langley, Great Falls, Vienna, and Falls Church, Virginia.
The SCC helps parents with information about the many issues our kids can face. Please see their website for resources on issues such as bullying, eating disorders, depression, and internet safety. The holiday season can be a stressful time for your kids, and the SCC has some resources to help.
Check their website for upcoming events and seminars at http://safecommunitycoalition.net
Raising A Kid Who Can
The Safe Community Coalition, in partnership with the Temple Rodef Shalom, is proud to host the authors of Raising A Kid Who Can, an event that is sure to help parents - and kids - start the new school year off strong!
What: Experts in the field are hailing Raising A Kid Who Can as the "parenting playbook". Learn from a child psychiatrist, a parent psychologist, and a child therapist who have spent years distilling the latest parenting science and best practices to help parents raise resilient kids.
When: Wed, Sept 13th, presentation and Q&A 7-8:30pm
Where: Temple Rodef Shalom (2100 Westmoreland St.)
More info and registration for this FREE event can be found on the Safe Community Coalition website: https://mcleanscc.org.
Did You Know: Local High Schoolers Allay MS’s Concerns About Freshman Year Every Spring Thanks to ADULTS LIKE YOU!
CHALLENGE: How can we help 8th Graders feel more confident about starting High School? And how do we empower High Schoolers with leadership and communication skills?
SOLUTION: The Safe Community Coalition (SCC) Youth Advisory Council & Middle School Forum - A Proven Success Model!
Every winter nearly 100 McLean & Langley HS students volunteer to be trained as the SCC's Youth Advisory Council. (The SCC is a volunteer-driven local nonprofit organization.)
The Youth Advisory Council then conducts the SCC's Middle School Forums at Longfellow & Cooper for rising freshmen in the spring.
During the Middle School Forum rising freshmen meet in small groups with a team of teens and can ask anything about anything related to HS from current HS Students. It's a teen-to-teen solution to allaying fears and concerns about HS. And it works!
ADULT VOLUNTEERS are the backbone of this fabulous community project.
Volunteer Openings - Starting Immediately:
Operations Team: Coordinates schedules with the Middle Schools; Manages Email Communications; Tracks Attendance, Support Event Logistics, etc.
Openings: Two Hours Per Week: January - March, average of 2-5 hours per week.
Training Team: Using an existing syllabus, conduct four two-hour training sessions in communication, leadership, team building, etc.
Openings: Two Hours Per Week: January - March, average of 2-5 hours per week. There are 4 trainings which occur Sunday afternoons in February & March in downtown Mclean.
Let’s make sure all students have this program running when they are 8th Graders.
For More Information and to Volunteer Contact: Marlene Sandhu, email@example.com and visit https://mcleanscc.org/