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Testimonials

“Since 1998, I have been a strong supporter of the Community of Concern and the booklet “A Parent’s Guide for the Prevention of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Use” compiled by Mimi Fleury and other parents at Georgetown Preparatory School.  This booklet has proven to be a powerful tool across the nation for bringing parents, schools and students together to fight substance abuse of all kinds.  I hope that parents and administrators everywhere take a close look at the “The Parent’s Guide” and join in the Community of Concern’s efforts to prevent alcohol, tobacco and other drug use among our children.”

William Bennett, former Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy and Secretary of Education

“I greatly appreciate all of your help, guidance and support with my program.  The parents who attended were very positive and are most anxious to collaborate and increase participation across all of the grade levels.  Putting the new booklets from the Community of Concern into their hands has been an excellent resource.”

M. Hurlburt, Principal, St. Mary’s Ryken HS

“Parents are the first and best drug prevention educators. Community of Concern is the premier grass-roots organization to educate and empower parents so they can guide their kids to make healthy and safe choices.”

Wilkie A. Wilson, Ph.D., neuroscientists, Duke University Medical Center and Co-Author “Just Say Know”

“Your work is so important and will have an effect on children throughout their lives.”

J. Stafford, Guidance Director, Brookstone School

” ‘Let others lead small lives, but not you.  Let others argue over small things, but not you.  Let others cry over small hurts, but not you.  Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands, but not us.’  Thank you for empowering us.”

Parent, St. Alban’s School

“I would like to commend you and the parents who undertook this task of research and development for not only accomplishing such an important work, but also for being willing to share it with us.”

Sister Lucille Dean, SP, Principal Providence HS

“The Leadership Symposium was great beyond my expectations.  For instance, contrary to my original opinion, I found it actually easier to talk with other people’s parents and school officials.  They were there to listen.”

Student, Landon School

“Everyone seemed to contribute at the Focus Group discussions during the Leadership Symposium the Community of Concern sponsored.  People asked provocative questions, often sparking inner reflection for others.  The groups were able to feed off of each other’s ideas and thoughts; this helped everyone connect.”

Parent, Holton Arms School

“The Community of Concern is a real inspiration to those of us in the proverbial “trenches”.   Our first ever Counselor Coalition meeting took place and it was the Community of Concern  that literally brought us all together and is resulting in wonderful things.  Thank you.”

J. Mancke, Counsellor, McCallie School

“The booklet is an amazing tool for school counselors to use in helping parents understand how important they are- and for empowering parents as they help their children avoid alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.”

Beth Kane Davidson, Director Addiction Treatment Center, Suburban Hospital (MD) and Reviewer