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  1. Parsippany-Troy Hills’Municipal Alliance Committee

  2. What is MAC?? • The Municipal Alliance Committee (MAC) • Active in Parsippany for +30 years • Funded through MAC’s mission = Prevent alcohol and drug abuse in Parsippany

  3. MAC Milestones 1977 – Founded as “Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council” - Co-founders of DAAC: Mike DePierro and Marvin Ganik - Increase awareness about and prevention of alcohol and drug abuse

  4. MAC Milestones 1989 – Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Founded • Re-named “Municipal Alliance Committee” to adhere to statewide and county standards and become eligible for funding • 2007 – Celebrated 30 years of Programming for Prevention

  5. Who is MAC? Parent-Teachers Association

  6. MAC Goals 2009 • Reduce substance abuse among youth by enhancing academic success • Increase collaboration in community to promote alcohol/tobacco/drug-free activities Target Groups include: • Families • Schools • Police • Libraries • Service Groups • Businesses • Community-at-Large

  7. MAC Programs MAC helps to fund and/or coordinate the following programs: • Central Connection & Brooklawn Bridge–Middle School Peer Leaders provide activities and conversation with elementary students to ease transition to middle school • D.A.R.E. – program led by Parsippany’s Police Officers to develop self-esteem and increase positive communication between Police Officers and Parsippany’s youth • Peer Leadership – Students trained in mentoring and conflict-resolution • Homework Club – provide after-school academic learning • Parent Skills – open workshops for parents to develop skills to communicate with their children (Middle School) • Talking to Children - open workshops for parents to develop skills to communicate with their children (Elementary School) • Project Graduation – alcohol and drug-free event for High School students following graduation

  8. Get Involved with MAC! • Sign up to receive MAC Event Notifications / Updates • Offer new ideas for programs • Co-Sponsor a MAC Program Visit us on the web for more info: www.parsippany.net/mac