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Southbury Community Trust Hosts Forum on Pomperaug High School's Anti-Bullying Program

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The Southbury Community Trust Fund invites the Southbury community to join them in honoring their 2012 grantees and participate in a discussion about Pomperaug High School's anti-bullying program. 


The Southbury Community Trust Fund (SCTF) at the Connecticut Community Foundation recently awarded grants totaling over $61,000 to twelve area nonprofits that serve Southbury.


“We are excited to take this time to celebrate the hard work of the grantees and highlight the important work by S.M.A.R.T and the Anti-defamation League (ADL) which are running a successful program on safe relationships and bullying into our high school,” said Dr. Robert McWilliam, chair of the SCTF Advisory Committee.


The evening will begin with an opportunity to interact with current grantees and will culminate with a presentation and question and answer session with ADL on their Names Can Really Hurt Us Assembly Program (Names), which is going into its second year. According to the ADL, Names “allows students open, honest and relevant exploration about diversity and bias in their school communities.”


Please RSVP by February 15th to rsvp@conncf.org


 


In addition to the presentation by ADL, the following organizations and programs will be available to talk about their programs:


1) Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury: Awarded $5,000 to expand community education programming to Southbury Public Schools with presentations on bullying, personal safety, and healthy relationships.


2) S.M.A.R.T, Inc.: Awarded $8,050 to continue the NAMES initiative, an anti-bullying program at Pomperaug High School.


3) Southbury Ambulance Association: Awarded $3,000 to purchase an improved UHF Med Radio system.


4) Town of Southbury Senior Center: Awarded $7,230 to start the Bistro 561 at the Southbury Senior Café and offer an improved menu, expanded services and family style eating.  


5) Southford Falls Quilt Guild: Awarded $500 to purchase fabric and batting for quilts that will be donated to Southbury nonprofit organizations.


6) Wellspring: Awarded $10,000 to establish the Southbury Counseling Fund which will offer financial assistance to Southbury residents to help offset the cost of therapy for both the youth and elderly. 


7) Pomperaug High School:  Awarded $2,000 to run Grad Night, a safe celebratory event for 350 graduating high school seniors.    


8) Sacred Heart Church: Awarded $4,160 to support 80 local youth and 18 chaperones who participate in a week long effort to repair 60 homes of low income residents of Buffalo, NY. 


9) Southbury Land Trust: Awarded $6,000 to the Phillips Barn Restoration project for educational, recreational and storage purposes. 


10) United Church of Christ:  Awarded $2,950 to allow 40-50 youth and 10 chaperones to participate in a week long effort to repair homes of low income residents of Frankfort, ME.


SCTF encourages Southbury residents to come out and learn about the impressive programs taking place in town.   

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