SAY NO TO DRUGS HOLIDAY CLASSIC
10K Competitive Run 5K Fun Run/Walk Kiddie Fun Run
Help us fight drug abuse
through drug education programs!
Join us on Sunday, November 15, 2015 on the Universal Studios Hollywood Backlot
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The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Burbank & Greater East Valley is to inspire and enable all young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. Since 1995, the Club has served over 2,000 children each year and the Club continues to make a difference in the lives of every youth we serve. We are approaching our 19th year in providing out of school youth development programs for boys and girls ages 6 – 18. The Boys & Girls Club of Greater East Valley is committed to providing affordable after school, summer and extended-day programs and services. Our young people continue to receive critical guidance from committed professional staff and dedicated volunteers through educational curriculum and recreational activities. Our parents benefit from the Club’s low cost programing made affordable to everyone during the time young people and parents need us the most.
An Organization Effectively Creating Networks of Resources that Support Collaboration in Building Safe and Healthy Communities. Community Alliances for Drug Free Youth, or CADFY, is a non-profit organization working in collaboration with other agencies and organizations to bring parents, youth, schools, and communities together to reduce substance abuse through the application of successful prevention strategies and programs.
Narconon International provides drug information, education about the effects of drugs and effective drug rehabilitation programs for those already in the grip of addiction.
The effects drugs and alcohol have on our society are disastrous. Millions of lives have been ruined, and many lives ended before their time. Careers and jobs have been lost, people have been injured or debilitated, savings have been squandered, families have broken up, and some have lost everything they have – including their sons or daughters.
Our overcrowded prisons are filled with offenders whose crimes involved drugs. Many of them were on drugs when they committed those crimes – and often the crime was committed to support their own drug habit.
But drug addiction and dependency are not happening just to the stereotypical "drug addict". People from all walks of life, and at all ages, are falling prey to drugs.
Young school kids get drugs from their classmates and friends, teenagers bring prescription drugs from their parents' medicine cabinets to "pharma" parties where they throw the pills into a bowl where anyone can take what they want – with no idea of how the drugs will affect them, or how dangerous they are.
College kids are spending hard-earned education dollars on drugs. Doctors, lawyers, business people, blue collar workers and housewives are getting hooked – no one is immune.
The Burbank Community Y has been at the heart of our community since 1924. We’ve been listening and responding to our members, friends and neighbors needs for more than 86 years.
We bring people together to connect diverse groups of all ages and backgrounds because we know we have the greatest influence when our community comes together for the common good.
We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. We are the leading voice on health and well-being for all. And we are committed to giving back, providing support and responding to our community, our city, and our country’s most critical social needs.
As a result, countless numbers of youth, adults and families are receiving the guidance and resources they need to achieve greater health and well being. Let’s all grow, learn and thrive together.
The Foundation for a Drug-Free World is a nonprofit public benefit corporation that empowers youth and adults with factual information about drugs so they can make informed decisions and live drug-free.
No one, especially a young person, likes to be lectured about what he or she can or cannot do. Thus, we provide the facts that empower youth to choose not to take drugs in the first place. Additionally our Truth About Drugs campaign consists of activities that they can join which popularize drug-free living. These activities are simple, effective and can involve people of all ages.
Through a worldwide network of volunteers, 56 million educational handouts have been distributed, tens of thousands of drug awareness events have been held in some 120 countries and Truth About Drugs public service announcements have been aired on 275 television stations. These materials and activities have helped people around the world learn about the destructive effects of drugs and thereby make the decision for themselves to not use them.