The Dover Coalition for Youth is a non-profit community organization tasked with improving the quality of life in Dover for youth and families by preventing the harm caused by substance abuse.
The Coalition is the means by which we hope to bring all of the elements of the community together to take on underage drinking, marijuana use and prescription drug abuse. No one agency, business, or program can solve the complex issues associated with substance abuse. The Coalition attempts to bring all of the potential community resources and partners to the table, including parents, schools, police, the recreation community, businesses, religious leaders, health and social services, the media, and youth.
The Coalition promotes a cooperative approach to prevention that results in a consistent strategy and message about alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. This will insure, for example, that kids are not getting conflicting messages about alcohol from their coaches, DARE Officers, teachers, and parents.
The Coalition has accomplished this by undertaking initiatives with its partners in the community. Activities and programs undertaken by the Coalition include creating radio ads, presentations in Dover schools on underage drinking, tobacco compliance checks in local stores, reviewing policies on substance violations in Dover schools, sponsoring programs that raise awareness of drug issues, and many more efforts.