Since our inception in 2014, Pembroke Titans Against Drugs (PTAD) has worked to provide many events and prevention education in our schools and community.

Our continuing efforts include: 

  • D.A.R.E Camp: Annually sponsor local youth to attend the camp and provide local Pembroke High School students to volunteer
  • True Titan scholarships: Annually select and award 2 Pembroke High School students for being exemplary leaders for their peers by making healthy decisions
  • True Titan Award: Seasonally award local youth with this award to recognize children who have done a great job leading by example and encouraging healthy decision making amongst their peers
  • Annual PTAD 6th Grade Youth Pledge Program – program lead by PTAD and Pembroke PD where graduating 6th grade students pledge to lead healthy lives and make healthy decisions
  • Annual Autumn Pumpkin Patch fundraiser every fall in the community for the last 5 years
  • Insight student group – a psychoeducation group on substance use
  • 3 years attending Youth Substance Abuse Conference with Pembroke High School students sponsored by Youth Health Connection
  • Support our School Resource Officer. PTAD is supportive of having a resource officer in the schools and has worked in collaboration with the schools and police to make it happen
  • Sponsor local support group for caretakers of children whose parents are struggling with addiction

Past events

  • Hosted former Celtics player, Chris Herren, to give his presentation in the schools
  • Hosted Drug Story Theater in schools and community
  • Sponsored Caron program for community – parents and kids
  • Sponsored Taylors Message presentation at PCMS
  • Sponsored Substance Abuse Prevention Forum
  • Hosted a meet and great with Katie Morini, author of The Book “The Story of Red Tail Hawk: One Family’s Journey Through Addiction”
  • Hosted BAMSI Narcan Training for community
  • Sponsored local Pembroke High School Eagle Scout Patrick Spring on his project for medication return day
  • Sponsored guidance counselor to be trained in Calm Classroom and train other faculty
  • Sponsored Jon Cross of Cross Wellness for community
  • Sponsored Rebecca O’Dowd, a licensed social worker and specialist in addiction, to speak to community on healthy coping skills
  • Hosted Marijuana forum for community
  • Assisted in the implementation of Youth Risk Behavior Survey to help the school identify education needs for the students