|The KYDS (Keeping Youth Drug Free and Safe) Coalition is an organization that is committed to reducing substance abuse among the youth in our area. The Coalition is comprised of local school districts and a wide variety of agencies and organizations within our community. The following school districts are currently involved with KYDS: Chenango Forks Central School, Johnson City Central School, Maine-Endwell Central School, Newark Valley Central School, Susquehanna Valley Central School, Union-Endicott Central School, Vestal Central School, and Whitney Point Central School. Every two years the KYDS Coalition administers a survey to students in the participating school districts, the Children's Home and Broome-Tioga BOCES. The survey is designed to assess adolescent substance use, anti-social behavior, and the risk and protective factors that can predict these problem behaviors. The Coalition can then work together with the community to increase the protective factors and decrease the risk factors through proactive programs and activities. By enhancing community collaboration and increasing awareness of youth substance abuse, we seek to create a healthier, safer community for the leaders of tomorrow. To find out how you can get involved and discover helpful information for both parents and teens, please visit their website at http://www.kydscoalition.org. A direct link is provided by clicking on the KYDS logo above.
The most current survey data for the Chenango Forks School District is available by clicking on "Chenango Forks CSD Profile Report" below.