The 16th Annual Courage to Speak Empowering Youth to be Drug Free Family Night will take place on Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 at 5:30 p.m., at Nathan Hale Middle School, 176 Strawberry Hill Ave, Norwalk, CT (snow date: April 1st).  All are invited to the event, which will bring students, parents, educators, school and government officials, businesses and other community leaders together to affirm their commitment to keep our children safe from drugs and other risky behaviors. A complimentary dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m., and the program will begin at 6:30 p.m.

This exciting event will spotlight the outstanding work and words of students who participate in the Courage to Speak® Foundation’s curricula taught by their health teachers. The schools include Brookside Elementary School, Nathan Hale, Roton, West Rocks, Ponus Ridge Middle Schools and Side by Side Charter School.  Norwalk’s Mayor, Harry Rilling, Chief of Operations, Dr. Frank Costanzo, and Norwalk Deputy Chief, Susan Zecca will introduce the students who take the microphone and speak out with their vows not to use drugs.  Nathan Hale Middle School Principal, Dr. Albert Sackey, will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

On display will be the remarkable artwork created by the students as part of the Courage to Speak® Drug Prevention Program.  Highlights of the event include the students’ readings of their drug prevention messages and the Courage to Speak® Presentation for parents and students by Ginger Katz, CEO & Founder of Courage to Speak® Foundation.  We hope to see you there!

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