ACT’s 2020 Community Survey Results

Below are the results of our 2020 community survey prepared and visualized by Hart Dataworks. Thank you to all who participated.

Hosting Safer Summer Parties & Gatherings

It’s summertime, which means pool parties and backyard BBQs! This also means more risk for youth substance misuse: most underage drinking occurs in private settings such as home parties. Alcohol in the home remains the primary source of access for underage drinkers. Parents and other adults have the ability and responsibility to limit youths’ access…

Member of the Month: Glauke Cooijmans

Glauke Cooijmans was born in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. She studied Health Education and Mental Health Sciences at Maastricht University, NL, and received a post grad Certificate in Healthcare Psychology from University of Amsterdam. Glauke moved to the U.S. in 2007. She has lived with her husband Erik and children Heike (14) and Tijsen (17) in…

Local Youth Recognized for Leadership and Kindness

This week, ACT honored three Bennington students with Youth Appreciation Awards, which recognize local youth for their leadership and efforts to make the community a healthier and kinder place. Educators and youth program managers were encouraged to nominate young people they work with who demonstrate leadership by offering help to those in need, making a…

Celebrating Pride & Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth

These days Pride may be synonymous with rainbow-saturated logos, apparel, and celebrations, but the origins of the movement began with young LGBTQ people fighting against discrimination in the Stonewall Uprising of 1969. While decades of activism has led to major and significant advances for LGBTQ inclusivity and equality, there is still much work to be…

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