Our Mission: "Saving Lives By Empowering Youth To Be Drug Free And Encouraging Parents

To Communicate Effectively With Their Children About The Dangers Of Drugs"

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For information on past presentations, please contact Ms. Katz via E-mail at gkcourage@aol.com or call 1-877-431-3295. To book a presentation, click here.

Current Presentation Schedule

2006 Presentations

January 5, 2006

The Courage to Speak is having the next support group meeting, at 6:00 at 3 Quincy Street, Norwalk, CT 06850. The group encourages all family member to attend. For further information email us at gkcourage@aol.com

Family members who have lost someone to substance abuse

6:00 pm

January 10, 2006

Staples High School, Westport, CT

Juniors

10:45 am

January 11, 2006

Staples High School, Westport, CT

Juniors

12:30 pm

January 12, 2006

Staples High School, Westport, CT

Juniors

8:40 am

January 25, 2006

Courage To Speak PSA taping for Cablevision of CT to be aired leading up to The Courage To Speak Family Night "Empowering Youth to be Drug Free" March 7, 2006

Parents

7:00 pm

January 26, 2006

Side by Side Community School presentation as part of The Courage To Speak Drug Prevention Curriculum for 7th graders, Norwalk, CT

7th Grade

11:25 am

February 6, 2006

The Courage to Speak is having the next support group meeting, Monday, August 25, at 4:00 at 3 Quincy Street, Norwalk, CT 06850. The group encourages all family member to attend. For further information email us at gkcourage@aol.com

Family members who have lost someone to substance abuse

6:00 pm

February 9, 2006

Columbus Magnet School, Norwalk, CT

Parents

7:00 pm

February 13, 2006 

National Narcotic Officers' Associations' Coalition (NNOAC) Annual Meeting in Washington DC

members

3:00 pm

February 12-16, 2006

The Courage To Speak Exhibitors Booth in Washington, DC at The Community Anti-Drug Coalition of America Conference - (CADCA). Join us in Washington, DC and visit the Courage To Speak Exhibitors Booth for the 2006 National Leadership Forum and be part of the largest meeting of grassroots and professional community coalition leaders and substance abuse prevention and treatment professionals in the country. CADCA is expecting close to 4,000 community leaders, volunteers and professionals to attend the Forum making it the largest substance abuse prevention and community coalition training conference in America. visit: www.cadca.org

February 19, 2006

Elcamino United Methodist Church

Community

TBA

March 7, 2006
(snow date March 14)

Announcing "The Courage to Speak Empowering Youth to be Drug Free Family Night 2006" at West Rock Middle School on March 7th - doors open 6 pm. The event will be open to families from Norwalk and other communities. Italian dinner donated by Wild Oats of Westport, CT. The evening will include the Courage to Speak Presentation for Parents and Students. On display will be the remarkable prevention posters and collages created by the children during the Courage To Speak drug prevention classes. As you will see, The Courage To Speak Drug Prevention Curriculum is helping seventh graders to become outstanding prevention advocates and mentors for their younger siblings. Courage To Speak Community Leadership and Recognition Awards will also be presented.

Parents

6:00 pm

March 8, 2006

Saint Lukes, New Cannan, CT

parents and students

TBA

March 12, 2006

Saint Ceciela's, Stamford, CT

youth group

4:30 pm

March 16, 2006

Newbury High School, Newbury, MA    

all grades

TBA

March 24, 2006

Staples HS, Westport, CT

juniors 

1:30 pm

March 24, 2006

Staples HS, Westport, CT

juniors 

10:00 am

April 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30

Cablevision will be airing The Courage to Speak" Empowering Youth to be Drug Free" Family Night on Channel 84 on Sunday's @ 5:30

 

Sunday's at 5:30

April 13, 2006

Newburyport High School, Newburyport, MA

all students

8:30 am

April 17, 2006

The Courage to Speak is having the next support group meeting, at 6:00 at 3 Quincy Street, Norwalk, CT 06850. The group encourages all family member to attend. For further information email us at gkcourage@aol.com

Family members who have lost someone to substance abuse

6:00 pm

April 29, 2006

Education Note Book TV program

Cablevision of CT

7:30 am, 8:30 am,

10:30 am

April 30, 2006

Education Note Book TV program

Cablevision of CT

6:30 am, 8:30 am 11:00 am, 1:30 pm 11:00 pm

April 30, 2006

Interview with Ginger Katz by John Voket

Star 99.9

7:00 am - 7:30 am

April 30, 2006

Interview with Ginger Katz by John Voket

WPLR 99.1

 7:30 am - 8:00am

May 1,2006

Illing Middle School, Manchester, CT

community

TBA

May 4, 2006

Bennett Middle School, Manchester, CT

7 and 8 grade

8:30 am

May 5, 2006

Hillcrest and Madison Middle School, Trumbull, CT

7 and 8 grade

9:30 am

May 8, 2006

Dolan Middle School, Stamford, CT

parents

7 pm

May 9, 2006

Dolan Middle School, Stamford, CT

7 and 8th grade

TBA

May 10, 2006

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Adolescent Treatment for Providers conference
The Courage to Speak Story of Ian

Providers and prevention specialists

12 pm presentation    and 3 pm workshop A

May 14, 2006

Moms Gone Mad TV Program with Ginger Katz, Founder and President of the Courage To Speak Foundation, Inc., hosted by Darleen Ferraro producer

Channel 77

9:00 pm

May 16, 2006

Sommer High Schools, Sommers, CT

juniors

 9:00 am

May 24 , 2006

St. Johns Episcopal School, Maryland

6th, 7th and 8th grade

TBA

June 1 , 2006

Staples High School, Westport, CT

juniors

10:45 am

June 2, 2006

Staples High School, Westport, CT

juniors

10:55 am

June 2, 2006

Staples High School, Westport, CT

juniors

 9:15 am

June 8, 2006

Vigil for Lost Promise, DEA Headquarters in Arlington, VA
The vigil is a national event that aims to bring people together to call attention to the extent and nature of the American drug problem. In attendance will be families and friends of those who have died from using drugs, as well as people involved in drug prevention, treatment and education, clergy, legislators, educators and others concerned about drugs. Also in attendance will be eight families who have personally suffered the loss of a loved one and who have joined together to plan a remembrance on the Memorial Wall, established for parents, siblings and friends to post a photo and brief story. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. Visit www.nationalparentvigil.com

6:30 pm

June 20 , 2006

Newtown, CT- Reed Middle School      

grades 6 & 7

9:00 a.m.

June 29, 2006

Northwest Mutual Financial Network Corporation   

employees 

1:00 pm

July 7, 2006

The Courage to Speak is having the next support group meeting, Friday at noon. The group encourages all family member to attend. For further information about the luncheon email us at gkcourage@aol.com or call 1-877-431-3295

Family members who have lost someone to substance abuse

12:00 pm

July 21, 2006

Sacred Heart University, Success Program

60 student participants and staff 

7 pm

July 29, 2006

Kayak For A Cause event creates an amazing visual at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, CT and this year over 300 kayakers-including three of our board members - Kileen Doyle, Peter Corbett and Jim Sibley will line up along the shore to make the 12-to 13-mile trek across Long Island Sound, raising funds for The Courage To Speak Foundation, Inc.  We are blessed to be part of this because this funding will help us reach more children and parents, said Ginger Katz, President and Founder of The Courage To Speak Foundation, Inc. Funding will be used to develop prevention programs including curricula in the schools. Visit www.kayakforacause.com

TBA

August 5, 2006

The eight annual Ian Eaccarino Memorial 9 miler at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, CT  

 

8:00 am

August 16, 2006 

Waterbury Hospital, Waterbury, CT 

community

6:30 pm

September 23, 2006 

Holistic Health Forum at the Stamford Town Center Mall

community

1:00 pm

September 26, 2006 

Nathan Hale Middle School, Norwalk, CT

7th grade presentation for the students participating in the Courage To Speak Drug Prevention curriculum 

8:24 am

September 27, 2006

Ponus Ridge Middle School, Norwalk, CT

7th grade presentation for the students participating in the Courage To Speak Drug Prevention curriculum

1:30 pm

October 5, 2006

Stapes High School, Westport, CT

all juniors  

12:30 pm

October 6, 2006 

Stapes High School, Westport, CT   

all juniors

12:40 pm

October 10, 2006

Westrocks Middle School, Norwalk, CT

7th grade participants of the Courage To Speak Drug Prevention 18 hour program

9:00 am

October 11, 2006

Stapes High School, Westport, CT 

all juniors

12:30 pm

October 11, 2006

Stapes High School, Westport, CT 

all juniors

1:25 pm

October 16, 2006 

Chatham High School, New Jersey 

student body

12:35 pm

October 17, 2006 

Brookside Elementary, Norwalk, CT     

Parents

 7:00 pm

October18, 2006 

Stapes High School, Westport, CT        

all juniors

  8:40 pm

October 18, 2006

Chatham High School, New Jersey 

Parents 

 7:00 pm

October 25, 2006

Newington High School, CT

student body

TBA

October 26, 2006

Newington High School, CT

Parents

7:00 pm

October 30, 2006 

Roton Middle School, Norwalk, CT

7th grade presentation for the students participating in the Courage To Speak Drug Prevention curriculum

8:24 am

November 1, 2006 

Brookfield High School, Brookfield, CT      

9th grade

 10:30 am

November 2, 2006 

Brookfield High School, Brookfield, CT   

Parents 

 7:00 pm

November 9, 2006

Cutler Middle School, Mystic, CT

all grades

TBA

November 9, 2006

Cutler Middle School, Mystic, CT

Parents

6:30 pm

November 17, 2006 

The Courage to Speak is having the next support group meeting, November 17, 2006, at noon. The group encourages all family member to attend. For further information about the luncheon email us at gkcourage@aol.com or call 1-877-431-3295

Family members who have lost someone to substance abuse

12:00 pm

November 28, 2006 

Harbor Springs middle school, Michigan    

all grades

 TBA

November 28, 2006

Harbor Springs high school, Michigan  

all grades

TBA

November 28, 2006

Harbor Springs high school, Michigan  

Parents

7:00 pm

December 8, 2006 

Staples High School, Wesport, CT

juniors   

12:40 pm

December 11, 2006   

Staples High School, Wesport, CT     

juniors 

  1:30 pm

December 12, 2006 

Staples High School, Wesport, CT       

juniors 

9:30 am

December 13, 2006

The Courage to Speak is having the next support group meeting, December 13, 2006, at noon. The group encourages all family member to attend. For further information about the luncheon email us at gkcourage@aol.com or call 1-877-431-3295

Family members who have lost someone to substance abuse

12:00 pm

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