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    Parents are the first line of defense

    in preventing our youth from engaging in risky behaviors such as substance abuse.

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    Youth are empowered

    to educate their peers about the realities of alcohol and drug use and how to make healthier choices.

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    Local businesses

    send a message to our youth that we care through not selling to minors and promoting responsible choices.

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    As a community

    we work together to reduce substance use, strengthen Rochester and create a healthier future of our children.

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What's Happening in Rochester?

Family Friendly & Substance Free Events


Come Make Rochester's Premiere Drug Free Event Even Better

REGISTER TODAY to PARTICIPATE in NATIONAL NIGHT OUT


Join us to learn how you can be a Food Vendor, Promote your Community Organization, or Perform at National Night Out August 6, 2013.

Participation Letter and Registration

For More Information Contact Graham Griffin

Coalition Meeting

Tuesday June 18, 2013 11 - 1 PM Frisbie Memorial Hospital - Conference Center

What is Rochester doing to promote a healthier drug free community for our youth and their families? Come to our quarterly coalition membership meeting and find out.

Last Meeting Minutes

Teen Night Series Comes to Successful Conclusion for Season

Teen Night Sponsors Makes 8 Month Series for Rochester Area Teens its Largest to Date 


Local merchants, city departments and Bridging the Gaps concluded its final Teen Night for the Season in May.  With historically high turnouts numbering 340 middle and high school students, this hugely popular monthly event could not have happened with out our partnership with Profile Bank, Rochester Rotary Charities, Lachapelle & Higgins, Kohls, Fat Tony's, the 306 Restaurant and Goodwin Community Health.  We will see all of our Teens next October, for an upcoming schedule LIKE our Facebook page!


 

In the News

More than 100 pounds of prescription drugs are taken out of circulation in Dover, Rochester

Monday April 30, 2012

Three local businesses are working to help local youths stay drug and alcohol free this week, teaming up with Bridging the Gaps Coalition, a drug prevention organization in the city, and Spaulding High School in honor of Red Ribbon Week.

Monthly Teen Nights prove safe fun for Rochester

Wednesday December 14, 2011

A record number of teens turned out for this month's Teen Night event organized by Bridging the Gaps Coalition, the city's Recreation Department, and the Rochester Police Department, with a total of 175 youths participating in the evening's activities.

Human Red Ribbon

Wednesday October 26, 2011

Just before school let out Tuesday afternoon, more than 400 Spaulding High School students stood side-by-side on the football field to create a giant human formation of a red ribbon in honor of Red Ribbon Week.

Three area businesses helping students stay drug and alcohol free

Wednesday October 26, 2011

Three local businesses are working to help local youths stay drug and alcohol free this week, teaming up with Bridging the Gaps Coalition, a drug prevention organization in the city, and Spaulding High School in honor of Red Ribbon Week.