On September 7, 2023, our Executive Director, Mary Forsythe-Taber, Congressman Pappas, and our community partners came together for a roundtable focused on student safety as it pertains to mental health and substance use prevention. The conversation highlighted the progress that has been made with federal and grant funding, the barriers that have been overcome, and prospects for the future. With these topics holding so much gravity, the conversation that commenced was impactful and full of hope for a better and safer future for our youth.
Makin’ It Happen’s mission is to create a coordinated response among individuals, organizations, businesses and communities to promote behaviors that measurably improve the overall health and well-being of our youth, families and communities with a focus on alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention and mental wellness. This roundtable filled with meaningful discussion to drive action toward the betterment of our community drives our purpose and we look forward to continued prevention efforts.
We would like to thank Congressman Pappas for his continued effort in combatting issues in our community and his continued interest in the success of our youth, community, an families.
We would also like to highlight our partners who contributed to this important discussion:
- Amoskeag Health
- Manchester Police Department
- Drug Enforcement Agency New England
- My Turn
- Manchester School District
- Media Power Youth
- Office of Youth Services
- Mental Health Center Greater Manchester