Drug Free Family Night

Ginger Katz with some of the student speakers at Drug Free Family Night

The 8th Annual Courage to Speak Empowering Youth to be Drug Free Family Night was a Wonderful Success!


Thank you to everyone that came out for the Drug Free Family Night! There were so many special moments and great people that came out to support our mission to keep our youth drug free.


Students Vowed to be Drug Free

We had students from West Rocks Middle School, Roton Middle School, Ponus Ridge Middle School, Nathan Hale Middle School, Side by Side Community School and Brookside Elementary School share their letters with the audience as they vowed to be drug free.


Awards Given to Community Members Who Have Gone Above and Beyond to Keep our Youth Drug Free

The Courage to Speak Foundation gave out 6 awards to deserving recipients who have devoted their time and talents to support the Foundation’s mission to “save lives by empowering youth to be drug free”.


Award recipients from Drug Free Family Night:


Drug Free Family Night Hero Award

Ginger & Larry Katz presenting the Courage to Speak Hero Awards to Principals Dr. Lynne Moore, West Rocks Middle School, and David Hay, Brookside Elementary School

Drug Free Family Night Volunteer Award

Larry Cafero & Larry Katz presenting Ria Iosifides with the Courage to Speak Volunteer of the Year Award

Drug Free Family Night Angel Award

Larry Katz presenting Oscar Destruge with the Courage to Speak Angel Award

Drug Free Family Night Leadership  Award

Larry Katz presenting Larry Cafero, CT House Republican Leader, with the Courage to Speak Leadership Award

To keep up to date with more events coming up in the future, go to http://www.couragetospeak.org/Events.aspx.


Thank you, again, to all the students, parents, grandparents, teachers, school administrators, volunteers, community, business and government leaders and more that came out for our Drug Free Family Night!

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