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The Communities That Care Coalition (CTC) brings together schools, families, youth, young adults, and the community to collectively support the Franklin County and North Quabbin region’s ability to improve young people’s health, well-being, and health equity. CTC is co-hosted by Community Action Pioneer Valley and the Franklin Regional Council of Governments

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day–January 15, 2024

Photo of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from the American Broadcasting Company program Open Hearing.. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dr._King_Open_Hearing_1957.jpg  Monday January 15, 2024 is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, honoring one of the most important leaders and thinkers in American history.  Dr. King was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesman and…

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Partnership for Youth Team, taken in 2024

Prevention works.
It’s working here.

The Communities That Care Coalition was formed in 2002 in Franklin County, Massachusetts, when a group of community members came together to address alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use among local youth. CTC provides a structure for community members to coordinate their work around a common data-driven and evidence-based plan. That is, CTC uses data about the status of local young people to identify needs and measure the success of programs. And CTC stays current with prevention research and selects strategies that have been proven effective in reducing risky youth behaviors.