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- The “danger zone” for drug use is between 4 and 6 p.m., when no one’s around.

- Teens with $25 or more a week in spending money are nearly twice as likely as teens with less [money] to smoke, drink and use illegal drugs, and more than twice as likely to get drunk.

Parent Resource Guide

The Parent Resource Guide is full of information on prevention strategies to help your children avoid the start of alcohol or other drug use and, if necessary, strategies for intervention if you discover your child is using alcohol or other drugs.

To download the guide, please click here.

Pittsford Partnership for Community Education Presents:

SCREENAGERS - Tuesday, February 6th @ 6:30 pm - Sutherland High School Auditorium


The Pittsford Partnership for Community Education (PCSD, PTSA and PYS) is sponsoring the showing of the movie SCREENAGERS, a documentary about the over-reliance of today’s youth on technology and the effects it has on their health and well-being. This is a free community showing of the movie and discussion geared towards parents, tweens and teens. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity for parents and children to learn together!

"As the mother of three kids ... we're all worried about how much is too much. For any of you wrestling with this issue, I loved the documentary. It combines smart insights and practical tips for raising happy, healthy, technologically empowered teens." - Melinda Gates

THRIVE - Teens Helping others feel Renewed Inspired Valued & Empowered

A free one-day series, for students in grades 8 thru 12, of informative group sessions focusing on social/emotional/mental health issues of importance to teens.

1st Session: Stressed Brains Can’t Learn
2nd Session: Our Kids Don’t Have Problems
3rd Session: So What Do You Do When Life Sucks?

Saturday, April 28th @ Calkins Road Middle School

Registration will be on the PYS website and will begin late February or early March



Pittsford Youth Services, Inc. (PYS) is dedicated to providing youth and their families with confidential, professional and affordable social work services in the schools and Pittsford community. PYS strives to enhance social and emotional well-being through counseling, advocacy, educational programs and informational services.


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