July 2017 Newsletter

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JULY  2017 


TAOS ALIVE IS A COMMUNITY EFFORT TO REDUCE SUBSTANCE ABUSE AMONGST YOUTH IN TAOS COUNTY 

  • Mission:  Taos Alive Coalition unites the community to plan and implement strategies that prevent and reduce substance use and its consequences among Taos County youth.
  • Vision:  Taos County youth will live in a community that is safe, secure and drug-free.
     This Month, our Taos Alive Staff Members attended Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) Training Programs in Santa Fe. Our Rx Drug Safety Specialist, Miles Bonny, reported: "at the CADCA training this week we learned about how to encourage our coalition members to get more involved in the topics on our strategic plan. A coalition is a group of people who work together and take on different roles toward the common good of the group in the community." 

To learn more abut our Strategic Plan or to Get Involved with the Taos Alive Coalition visit TAOSALIVE.ORG
JUNE  HIGHLIGHTS
Taos Alive Job Opportunities
 Taos Alive is currently looking to fill 2 contract positions.  
         
• Alcohol Media Literacy Presenter
          • Extracurricular Prevention                                    Coordinator
These positions are both part time and can be combined into one position for the right person.  These  positions are funded through a grant from the NM Department of Transporation and are for one year beginning July 1, 2017. 

Please send resume and letter of interest to 
Julie@taosalive.org   


Taos Entrepreneurial Network seeking Board Members
At TEN, our mission is to improve the economic well-being of the people of Taos County, New Mexico, and surrounding communities through: 
1) Business Education
2) Community Outreach
3) our Entrepreneurial Network.  

If you are interested in working to drive the economic development of our community and help fellow entrepreneurs be successful, we would like to hear from you. P
lease submit a letter of interest along with a copy of your resume by July 15th directly to Louis Moya, at moya@unm.edu,  for consideration by our board.   

 

JUNE MEETINGS
Shape Your Community. Be Proactive!

• Taos Alive Coalition- 7/5  10:30a-12:00p
• Alcohol Policy - 7/11    10:00a-11:30a
• Rx Drug Safety - 7/20   12:00p-1:30p
• Media Advisory - 7/25   10:30a-12:00p



Visit TAOSALIVE.ORG for more information or Contact Us. 
 


Opioid Epidemic: News & Maps

FOLLOW the Opioid Epidemic through News Articles. We've added a new section on our site where you can follow current News Articles to understand the Opioid Epidemic. 
•  CHECK OUT  this Mapping Platform that showcases patterns in the Opioid Epidemic which helps to grow an understanding for shaping better policy. 
Events & News 
FEATURED
• Responsible Beverage Service Training: set up a training for your restaurant or bar  establishment Contact Corrina
• Breaking the Silence: Presentations for  Youth  that confronts the myths and  stereotypes  that reinforce the silence about mental illness and suicide.
 
 #LITLifeInTaos, an events hub for our youth  is up and running. We are populating it with more youth events content. Please send information to Taos Alive about your Teen Event  so we can include it on LITLifeInTaos!

UPCOMING EVENTS
Taos Talks -  7/ 12 & 26  - Taos Alive Radio on 93.5 KNCE
Field Institute of Taos - Summer 2017
Lettuce Grow Farms Summer Camp - Summer 2017
High Altitude Athletics Summer Camp - Summer 2017
Localogy: Youth Wild Camp - Summer 2017
Seeking Art for: InsideOut Art Exhibition - Summer 2017
Movies on the Green -  every Wed. through 8/16
The Bassmint: Youth Dance & DJ - every Wed. night
Mentors "Big Brother, Big Sister" -  On-Going

IN THE NEWS

Missed Last Month's Taos Talks? 
 • Taos Talks: Big Brother Big Sister

Taos Alive Coalition unites the community to plan and implement strategies that prevent and reduce substance use and its consequences among Taos County youth.

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