At a luncheon meeting held on Thursday, September 17, members of Operation PJ Pride, which is an acronym for Port Jervis Reaching for Intervention and a Drug-Free Environment, took the opportunity to thank Bon Secours Community Hospital for its contribution to the organization’s Too Good for Drugs Program.
The drug use prevention program, co-sponsored by Operation PJ Pride, a Port Jervis substance abuse task force, Bon Secours Community Hospital, the Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Council (ADAC) of Orange County and the Port Jervis Police Department, was scheduled to begin in September at the Port Jervis Middle School.
The Too Good for Drugs Program will provide ten weeks of drug abuse and effective decision making training to all 8th grade students at the Port Jervis Middle School. The program is designed to provide effective training and education to the students to better prepare them for making important decisions to remain drug and violence free.
Bon Secours Community Hospital is sponsoring the workbooks and kits for all eighth grade students.
“I would like to thank Community Liason Mary Decker and Bon Secours Community Hospital for these workbooks and kits,” said Valerie Maginsky, chairperson of Operation PJ Pride. “Our objective is prevention and these are important tools in that endeavor.”