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Preventing teen substance use is our
collective responsibility

About Us

About Us

Our Mission

To collaboratively initiate, coordinate, and sustain prevention and intervention efforts that reduce teen substance use in the City of Northampton.

Our Vision

We envision a city in which students, parents, and other community members work together to make Northampton a drug and alcohol-free zone for our youth.

Our Promise

Together, we will implement strategies that have been proven to reduce youth substance use — and work to create a culture that acknowledges that youth substance use is serious problem that demands our attention.

Preventing teen substance use is our collective responsibility, and we are ready to embrace the challenge.

Who We Serve

We serve the community of Northampton — including parents, professionals, and all young people who live, work, or attend school in Northampton.

Our Story

The Northampton Prevention Coalition was launched in 2008, in response to a review of Prevention Needs Assessment (PNA) Youth Survey results from Northampton. We’ve been hard at work ever since, implementing projects like the Parent Education Campaign, the Safe Homes Directory, and the PhotoVoice assessment. We are part of the 60-member Strategic Planning Initiative for Families and Youth (SPIFFY).

In October 2010, we were awarded a 5-year grant from the National Drug Free Communities Support Program.

Our Logo

In 2011, we put the logo design process into the hands of our very own Northampton students. Bryce Wall submitted the winning entry to our logo design competition. His idea of using the outline of Northampton’s City Hall served as the starting point for our current official logo.