First Selectman’s Youth Commission

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First Selectman’s Youth Commission and Leaders Appointed for 2017-18

The Commission welcomes Diego Jason and Graham Plewniak as its new Co-Chairs after a unanimous vote by the group’s graduating seniors.

In addition to the newly appointed Chairs, there is an Executive Committee consisting of Vice Chairs Grace Thompson, Charlie, Scott Gibbons, Catherine Veronis and Willa Doss. Continue Reading →

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Chasing the Dragon: Greenwich Police to Co-Host Community Forum on Opioid Addiction

FBI Community Outreach Specialist, Charles Grady will provide insight to the drug epidemic in Connecticut. Chasing the Dragon is hosted by Greenwich Police, Social Services, Liberation Programs, Communities 4 Action and First Selectman’s Youth Commission. Continue Reading →

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Drunk Driving Endangers One in Five Teens: Interview with GHS’s Peter Negrea

“I’ve seen drug deals in school. When you go into the bathroom during or in-between classes, you’ll see kids smoking weed or electronic cigarettes, which the fire alarms can’t detect… drug use is so prevalent and nobody is stopping the clear issue. And this is a teen saying this. I’m saying, ‘Great, we understand there’s a problem. Now what are going to do about it?’” said Peter Negrea (GHS ’16), the founder of the Greenwich Safe Rides Board and Executive Secretary of the Greenwich First Selectman’s Youth Commission. Continue Reading →

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Greenwich Safe Rides to Resurrect Friday, Feb. 6

“It is crucial for us to reinstate the program before something tragic happens… In a survey I conducted for Greenwich High School, 66% of students that responded stated that they have personally known someone to drink and drive, which is a very scary statistic.” – GHS student Alex Buffone, First Selectman’s Youth Commission Continue Reading →

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