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Our community will be healthy, safe and free from substance abuse.
Why We Exist
Because prevention is a community wide responsibility, we believe local organizations, businesses, agencies, concerned citizens, policy makers, educators, students, and parents have an important role to play in this effort. As a community coalition, we are committed to providing leadership, education, resources, and programming for our young people and those who support them.
Connect through common goals
Offer opportunities through involvement
Work together through collaboration
Reduce substance abuse in teens through deliberate preventative strategies
What We Do
Parent education programs
Kids in Charge: elementary school substance abuse program
Educational programs at middle schools and high schools
Survey students and parents to better understand the use of alcohol and other drugs by our youth
Plan and coordinate prevention activities
Community involvement and organizing
Build partnerships with other key community stakeholders and organizations
Talk to your children about the dangers of alcohol and other drugs
Attend our meetings and our forums
Volunteer at youth and teen functions
Support local law enforcement efforts
Report underage drinking or sales to minors
Executive Director: Lisa Berkey President: Kristen vonBernthal, Parent, KIC volunteer Vice President: Miriam MacLean Babbitt, Parent, KIC volunteer Secretary: Ashley Stokes, West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Members at Large:
Cindy Hill, KIC Volunteer
Clara Bohrer, West Bloomfield Public Library
Eric Pace, Assistant Principal, West Bloomfield High School
David McNealy, West Bloomfield Police Department
Kim Lord, Parent, KIC Volunteer
Lisa Kaplan, LMSW, CAADC, ACSW, Program Coordinator for Maplegrove Community Education
The Coalition's meticulous and dedicated webmaster, Jensen Hwa, works tirelessly to keep the website constantly up to date. His commitment to helping the community has recently earned him a Hidden Treasure award at the 2016 Michigan Week Awards Breakfast!
Webmaster Jensen Hwa with Executive Director Lisa Berkey at 2016 Michigan Week Awards Breakfast