Pinwheel Project

Thank you to Chatham High School, and their Student Assistance Counselor Lisa Lattarulo, and West Mendham High School and their Student Assistance Counselor Tamara D’Allesio, for participating in our annual Pinwheel Project, bringing awareness to the over 5,000 youth lives lost annually to underage drinking.

Chatham High School (below)

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West Morris Mendham High School (below)

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Pinwheel Project in the Community

The Pinwheel Project, which is a display of 5,000 brightly colored pinwheels to represent the 5,000 annual deaths among underage youth, was put on display at high schools throughout Morris County, including: Jefferson High School, Pequannock High School, Morristown High School,  Mt. Olive High School, West Morris Mendham High School, and Chatham High School.
Thank you to Susan Mele, the Student Assistance Counselor and Junior Class Advisor at Morristown High School for participating in this initiative with students! Check out some pictures from Morristown’s setup.

Morristown High School’s Pinwheel Project display

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(Below) 11th Graders: Yusty Sanchez, Zachary Baskin, and Jack Ross

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(Below) 11th Grader Zora Dong
12th Grader Quetzalli Vidal Sanchez

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(Below) 11th Graders Rebecca Murray, Amanda Casabona, and Erin Joel

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(Below) 11th Grader Donna PIzzamenti

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Check out our Executive Director and Associate Director from last week’s Epiphany Community Services Retreat. Christopher Goeke and Melody Runyon presented on the development of prevention to recovery as a continuum. They discussed how prevention as we knew it has been re-designed. Morris County Prevention is Key has transformed itself from a “prevention services only” agency into a multi-faceted leader in the areas of Community-based Recovery Support, Relapse Prevention, Peer Training & Mobilization, D & A Prevention, Advocacy and Cross-Systems Collaboration.img_4194

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CCSHM is so proud to be a part of this effort, particularly in partnering with Partnership for a Drug Free NJ in the October 6th statewide day of awareness, “Knock Out Opiate Abuse Day.”

Read Partnership for a Drug Free NJ’s full blog here:

http://www.drugfreenj.org/blog/