News & Announcements
Stay up-to-date on the latest MCYAF news. Read it here first!
MCYAF Welcomes New Executive Director
MCYAF is pleased to welcome Dr. Teri Collins, Ph.D. as its new Executive Director effective immediately. Read more about Dr. Collins.
MCYAF Goes to Washington
MCYAF's Dr. Teri Collins and Cheryll DeYoung attended the 23rd annual Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America National Leadership Forum in Washington D.C. from February 4-7. They joined more than 2,000 substance abuse prevention specialists and advocates from across the country, and participated in workshops and plenary sessions with experts at the local, state, and federal levels.
MCYAF on display at Des Plaines City Hall
Want to learn more about MCYAF?
Stop by Des Plaines City Hall during February and look for information about us in the display case.
New "Social Host" Law Takes Effect, Holds Adults Accountable for Teen Drinking
As of January 1, 2013, new sanctions take effect for adults that allow teen drinking. Read the full news release and learn about the new law. Click here.
Thank You, Park Ridge Rotary!
The Park Ridge Rotary generously donated $1500 to MCYAF to be used for marketing posters and messages to parents and other adults about how they can help prevent teen alcohol and drug use.
Parents -- Watch. Listen. Talk. Is your adolescent changing right before your eyes? It's time to watch, listen and talk to your child. Read more.
Park Ridge Approves Changes for Teen Alcohol & Drug Violations
Park Ridge City Council approved changes in policy for underage drinking and drug violations, based on recommendations from MCYAF with Park Ridge Police. Teens caught using alcohol or drugs in Park Ridge now have fewer choices. The changes went into effect October 20, 2012. Read full news release.
Use TXTaTIP to Help Prevent Crime
Local police advise residents to use TXTaTIP to notify them of suspicious activity, non-urgent crimes, or safety issues.
It's easy to use! Learn more about TXTaTIP.