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Early Weeks at College Critical to Student Safety

Parents Can Still Make A Difference

For our young adults who will attend college this fall, the first six (6) weeks of freshman year can be a particular vulnerable time due to student expectations and social pressures at the start of the academic year. ...read more

Kids & Weed Don’t Roll Together

Effects of Driving While High

Ten percent of Massapequa's 11th and 12th graders, who drove in the past 30 days, reported driving a vehicle after using marijuana (2018 YDS Survey). ...read more

Parents – Talk with Youth about Celebrating Safely

Alcohol & Teens Don’t Mix

The end of the school year, as well as the summer, often marks milestone celebrations for many of our youth and families. Before your child begins their celebration, it’s critical to take the time to talk with them about keeping events alcohol-free—it just may save a life! ...read more

Kids and Weed Don’t Roll Together

Massapequa Takes Action Coalition (MTAC) continues its new prevention campaign, Kids and Weed Don’t Roll Together, to educate parents, guardians and community residents to the dangers and consequences of youth marijuana use. ...read more

Making a Difference to Combat the Opioid Epidemic

YES & MTAC Deliver Naloxone Training Across the Massapequas

Massapequa Takes Action Coalition (MTAC) is partnering with YES Community Counseling Center (YESCCC) to provide Opioid Abuse and Overdose Prevention Education for families and concerned community members on Wednesday, June 23rd at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. ...read more

Kids and Weed Don’t Roll Together

MTAC Announces New Prevention Campaign

Massapequa Takes Action Coalition (MTAC) announces a new prevention campaign, Kids and Weed Don’t Roll Together, to educate parents, guardians and community residents to the dangers and consequences of youth marijuana use. ...read more

Working Together to Keep the Preserve Pristine

With the help of Nassau County Legislator James Kennedy, Massapequa Takes Action Coalition (MTAC) hosted a successful cleanup event of the Massapequa Preserve on Saturday, April 17. MTAC was joined by its partners, the New York National Guard Counterdrug Task Force, the Nassau County Police Department and the Massapequa Elks Lodge #2162, as well as a large number of community residents. Youth organizations such as the Girl Scouts, Daisy Troop #2347 and the Boy Scouts Troop #691 were also in attendance at last weekend’s event. ...read more

MTAC Spring Drug Take Back Day

Safe Disposal Prevents Prescription Drug Misuse

Residents and parents can help prevent prescription drug misuse by turning in unused or expired medication for safe disposal at Massapequa Takes Action Coalition’s (MTAC) Spring Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Massapequa High School East Driveway - District Office Parking Lot. ...read more
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