In 1994 several GLAD members
attended a regional prevention workshop at which they were asked to envision “a
community without alcohol and other drug abuse, and to begin to develop a
collaborative and comprehensive prevention strategy”. In the months that
followed, they established a Youth Program Committee to pursue this
vision. With involvement from several
high school youth, they explored the concept of alternative activities. At the time, Glastonbury
had no teen center and the youth were seeking a safe supervised place where
teens could gather and hang out where drug and alcohol use was clearly not
allowed. The group created what has become
known as The Coffee House Project. These events were initially housed at local
churches, however due to the success of the program; it was relocated to Academy School.
Relocation allowed expansion of the program to also include gym
activities and the teen center room. Adult supervision is provided by GLAD volunteers, as well as staff from
the Parks and Recreation department and Youth and Family Services.
We are now celebrating 15 years of Coffeehouse!
members of the Coffee House Staff, you are viewed as role models in the
community. It is expected that when
you are wearing a staff shirt, you will uphold the mission of GLAD and
appropriately represent Coffee House.
- It is
expected that you will communicate any concerns to an adult staff member. We will honor all requests of
adults are here to HELP you. If you
come forward with a substance abuse concern and seek help, we will provide
assistance for you. If you do not
seek help but are caught engaging in an illegal activity, there will be consequences.
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Last updated: 3/12/2009 10:41:44 AM