We are proud to take part in the NYS OASAS #VirtualHighFive campaign. Our Staff, Students, children and even pets know how important social distancing is and we are helping to spread the word. Share you #VirtualHighFive with us on social media and don't forget to tag us
Those of us in the field of Prevention, know what we do is so important.
During these unprecedented times, when we our lives have been flipped up side down, it is always nice to know that right along, we have been making a difference. We don't always hear the success stories that some fields have, we just have to know that what we do works.
In this article the doctor notes that smoking, vaping, and the use of other substances can lead to COVID-19. https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/20/health/coronavirus-vaping-drugs/index.html
The community and individuals are safer today because we are helping kids to avoid smoking, vaping and using other drugs.
Hello to all our friends and supporters!
As I write to all of you, I am sitting at my desk at home still adjusting to working remotely. We are in very different times, trying to navigate this new way to work and communicate with others.
I hope that all of you are safe and healthy following our social distancing guidelines, all the while trying to maintain some social contact with our colleagues, friends and family members.
Zoom has become our best friend as we meet with staff to discuss new ways of connecting and supporting the needs of our students and their families. We are holding Leaders in Training (LIT) meetings using technology to “check in” with some of our students. Our goal is to provide additional support and connection to them so they continue to learn and practice all the skills we have taught them through our classroom lessons.
We are also developing some social media messaging to reach out to our larger community and meeting virtually with our community coalition members.
The over arching messaging we have heard throughout this difficult time is “We Are in this Together”. If everyone does their part we can and will get through this together. Trying to develop creative strategies within our work plan to help people through this tough time has become our focus. Change is never easy; we are most comfortable doing what we know best. This unique situation is giving us an opportunity to push the envelope and think about PREVENTION in a much broader way! We are working hard each day to bring a little joy and a little information to the community in which we all live!
Stay connected; help those around you that need assistance and continue to follow the guidelines put forward from OASAS, the CDC and World Health Organization.
We are in this together and we look forward to getting reconnected when this is all behind us!
Beth A Anzalone, CPP
More and more people are wearing gloves when they have to leave their home. While this is a great precaution, you have to know how to remove the gloves to keep the germs at bay. This is a helpful poster from the CDC to guide you in glove removal.
Remember when you remove your gloves to also wash your hands for 20 seconds.
Do not throw your gloves on the ground. Place them in the nearest trash bin.
Stay Home, Stay Safe, Stay Healthy.
WNY United has made it into Round 2 of the Cellino Plumbing Truck Wrap Contest.
You can vote in the brackets only once per email address. Please share this on your social media or via email so that we can continue to move through the rounds. Thanks for your support!
HOW IT WORKS:
Round 1 is the general nomination round, and runs from 3/1-3/12.
Top 64: The 64 organizations with the most votes that fit into our 4 categories are moved to the top 64 round. This round runs 3/13-3/17.
Top 32: The 32 organizations with the most votes that fit into our 4 categories are moved to the top 32 round. This round runs 3/17-3/23.
Sweet 16: The 16 organizations with the most votes that fit into our 4 categories are moved to the Sweet 16 round. This round runs 3/23-3/27.
Elite 8: The 8 organizations with the most votes that fit into our 4 categories are moved to the Elite 8 round. This round runs 3/27-3/31.
Top 4: The 4 organizations with the most votes that fit into our 4 categories are moved to the Top 4 round. This round runs 3/31-4/3. The final 4 organizations will attend AM Buffalo on April 1.
Final 2: The final 2 organizations will present to Cellino Plumbing & HVAC’s team. on April 8 at our McKinley Mall training space.
The Cellino Plumbing & HVAC team will vote on the final 2 organizations and will determine the winner.
The winner will be announced on April 10.
The parent forums for Lake Shore, Frontier and Hamburg have been postponed until further notice. Once a new date has been scheduled, we will let you know.
Thank you, and stay well.
This February Break Prevention Specialists Jenna, Hannah and Joe took LIT students from schools 80, 89 and 27 on two separate fun field trips. The goal was to get students out of their homes and to reward them for the hard work they have done so far this year.
On Tuesday schools 80 and 89 went Ice Skating and exploring at Canalside. Then they enjoyed lunch and swimming at the community Center on East Ferry.
On Thursday school 27 went Ice skating at Canalside for more than 2 hours, then took the subway (light rail) to City Hall. They visited the observation deck on the top of the building. For lunch we ate pizza in the Haborcenter while watching the Canisius men's hockey team practice.
This was all possible thanks to Canalside and Resource Council of WNY for letting us use there pool at 347 East Ferry.
WNY United is entered into the Cellino Plumbing & HVAC Nonprofit Truck Wrap Contest!
The content is set up like a basketball bracket, and we need all our fans and partners to vote for us! Nonprofits with the most votes are entered into the top 64 bracket! We have until March 12 to get into the top 64.
Then it moves on. We need to keep voting all of March.
Please share this on your social media accounts via email.
Grand prize -
Click the above link, and scroll to the bottom to find us.
It literally only takes a minute for you to vote each day and another minute for you to share on social media, or share via email.
Thanks for supporting us!
The date has been announced for the 16th annual Drive Against Drugs golf tournament!
Join us on Monday, August 3rd at the Orchard Park Country Club!
Sponsorship opportunities are available!
Mark your calendars, we hope to see you there!
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