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 2nd Annual Oliver Smith Memorial Baseball Tournament 

    When: Saturday, May 10th, 2014

Where: Bloomfield Hills High School (BHHS)

What Four teams- Birmingham Groves, Bloomfield Hills High, Cranbrook,    and Franklin Road Christian- will play a single game elimination    tourney. As part of the event, there will be a large silent auction at    BHHS with all proceeds going to The Oliver Smith Foundation    (OSF).
 
     By partnering together, OSF and the Birmingham Bloomfield Community Coalition (BBCC), work to develop and sustain local substance use prevention programs as well as provide help and support to local youth struggling with drugs and their families. Oliver Smith was the 18 year old who passed away in May 2012 of a drug related death.  
 
     For more info about the tourney or OSF, contact 
Larry Smith at 248.633.6361 
To make a donation for the silent auction contact 
Mary Jo Smith at 248.633.6360 to arrange pick-up of the item(s).


We are accepting band auditions NOW - June 1st and the winning band gets to play with 
Chad Smith from the Red Hot Chili Peppers!




 
  
 
 


Attention Parents! We need your input if you have a child in the age range of 11 to 19 years old...
 
The Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities (ACHC), of which BBCC is a member, has a short survey to gather important information regarding parental opinions and attitudes regarding underage substance use and mental health issues in our local communities.
 
This is an anonymous survey and your response is greatly appreciated! Please click this link to access the survey:
 
 


Marijuana use is on the rise. A recent survey tells us that 27% of high schools seniors in Oakland County say that they've used marijuana in the last 30 days. That's higher than in years past and the rate of use is increasing.

In an effort to reverse this trend, ACHC and Oakland County's 14 Coalitions Partnership for Prevention has launched  “Clear the Smoke; Protecting our kids from marijuana,” which is based upon Mobilizing Michigan’s research-based campaign to educate all sectors about the dangers of youth marijuana.                                



BBCC believes “Knowledge is Power” and for this reason we strive to empower our community by providing factual, timely information about substances so you can make an informed decision.

Kevin Sabet, internationally-known speaker and drug policy expert, brought

the most current and useful information about marijuana legalization and its impact on youth to Oakland County in October 2013. His presentation can be found on our Video page. This is a 'must view' piece!










BBCC is now participating in the
KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM.
Get details...

DFC - Federal Grant Announcement
We have GREAT news for our youth, families and community! The Coalition was awarded one of only 87 new Drug Free Community Support Program Matching Grants (DFC) from the Executive Office of the President, Office of National Drug Control Policy. This is quite an accomplishment considering there were 452 applicants from across the nation this year!
This is a 5 year award for $125k per year of Federal funding with a required yearly non-Federal match. Since the Coalition will be in years 6-10 of the DFC funding process, our non-Federal matching requirement by year is:
  • Fiscal year 2011-2012: 100% $125k ($1:$1 match)
  • Fiscal year 2012-2013: 125% match = $156,250k
  • Fiscal year 2013-2014: 125% match = $156,250k
  • Fiscal year 2014-2015: 150% match = $187, 500k
  • Fiscal year 2015-2016: 150% match = $187,500k
(The Coalition's fiscal year runs October 1 - September 30. Also, the non-Federal match can be made up of financial and in-kind support.)
This is a wonderful opportunity for people from our entire community to come together and develop a sustainable future to prevent substance use and abuse by our youth!
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