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The Courage to Speak Foundation

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The Courage to Speak(r) Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in Norwalk, CT, whose mission is "to save lives by empowering youth to be drug free and encouraging parents to communicate effectively with their children about the dangers of drugs" through its drug prevention education curricula and programs for children, teens, parents, schools and communities. The organization was founded in 1996 by Ginger and Larry Katz, and is devoted to fulfilling a promise Ginger made to her son Ian, who died when he was just 20 years old of an accidental drug overdose - to do everything in her power to prevent this tragedy from happening to another family.

The heart of the work is the nationally renowned Courage to Speak(r) Presentation, which empowers students, parents, educators and others to break the silence surrounding drug use and find healthy solutions in their schools and communities. This real life story with its prevention message has been heard by hundreds of thousands of people in over 1,000 presentations delivered in schools, communities and state and national conferences across the country.

The Courage to Speak(r) Foundation offers Elementary, Middle, High, and After School Drug Prevention Programs that offer students the skills and tools that they need in order to make healthy life decisions. The Courage to Speak(r) Foundation also offers Courageous Parenting 101 Multi Session and Courageous Parenting 101- "Parenting Through the Opioid Crisis and Beyond" Single Session for parent to gain the tools, skills, and knowledge to effectively communicate with their children about the danger of the drugs. The Courage to Speak Drug Prevention Education Programs for Elementary, Middle and High School, as well as the Courage to Speak(r) Presentation for parents are available online at www.couragetospeak.org for virtual/online learning and education.

The Courage to Speak(r) Foundation is looking for someone who can spend time working with social media in order to market the Courage to Speak(r) Foundation and Sunny's Story on various Social Media platforms.

- Social Media knowledge Required but not limited to
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Instagram
  • The Patch
- Ability to work virtually Required
- Knowledge on Marketing and Advertising techniques

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About The Courage to Speak Foundation

Location:

22 Alden Ave., Norwalk, CT 06855, US

Mission Statement

Saving lives by empowering youth to be drug-free and encouraging parents to communicate effectively with their children about the dangers of drugs.

Description

The Courage to Speak Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in Norwalk, CT, saves lives through its drug prevention education curricula and programs for children, teens, parents, schools and communities. The organization was founded in 1996 by Ginger and Larry Katz, and is devoted to fulfilling a promise Ginger made to her son Ian, who died when he was just 20 years old of an accidental drug overdose - to do everything in her power to prevent this tragedy from happening to another family.

The heart of the work is the nationally renowned Courage to Speak Presentation, which empowers students, parents, educators and others to break the silence surrounding drug use and find healthy solutions in their schools and communities.

The Courage to Speak Foundation works with experts in the prevention field to develop programs that address youth substance abuse and has trained over 151 classroom teachers and professional facilitators:

  • Courage to Speak Drug Prevention Education Curricula, which includes distinctive programs for elementary, middle, after school, and high schools, taught by classroom teachers
  • Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101 "Parenting Through the Opioid Crisis and Beyond", a free 1 session course that provides parents with knowledge and tools to keep their children safe.
Children & Youth
Crisis Support
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO
  • Advertising
  • Social Media / Blogging

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Available Mon-Fri anytime from 9 am - 5 pm
  • Able to work on a computer and use a phone in order to address phone calls

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