Sunny’s Story

Sunny's Story

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Sunny's Story, written by Ginger Katz is a drug prevention book for all ages. It is a compelling story for children, teenagers, parents, grandparents, teachers and more. Sunny’s Story tells of joyful times and sad times, and of how a dog’s best friend was needlessly lost to drug abuse.

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It is narrated through the eyes, ears and mind of Sunny, the family beagle. The story tells the ups and downs of life with his young master Ian, beginning with their meeting at an animal shelter, and ending with a futile effort to ward off disaster

Sunny's Story is read at many dinner tables across the country, in schools, libraries, as part of Courage to Speak® Drug Prevention Curricula for elementary, middle and high school students as well as a standalone book for children of all ages, parents, grandparents, teachers and professionals in the field of treatment and prevention.

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Current Schedule | Past Presentations: 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002

For information on past presentations, please contact Ms. Katz via E-mail at gkatz@couragetospeak.org or call 1-877-431-3295. To book a presentation, click here.

Current Presentation Schedule

2005 Presentations

January 10, 2005 Ginger Katz will kick off speaker at the National Leadership Forum XV – Community Anti-Drug Coalition of America (CADCA) Conference in Washington, DC at the Washington Convention Center. Ms. Katz will be the Evening Plenary speaker following the evening reception at – see: Youth Summit Workshops Adults and Students 8:00 pm
January 10-13, 2005 Courage To Speak Exhibitors Booth in Washington, DC at The Community Anti-Drug Coalition of America Conference – (CADCA). Join us in Washington, DC and visit the Courage To Speak Exhibitors Booth for the 2005 National Leadership Forum and be part of the largest meeting of grassroots and professional community coalition leaders and substance abuse prevention and treatment professionals in the country. CADCA is expecting close to 3,000 community leaders, volunteers and professionals to attend the Forum making it the largest substance abuse prevention and community coalition training conference in America. Visit: CADCA’s National Leadership Forum
January 28, 2005 CT Association of Secondary School Principals Conference, speaker Ginger Katz will present to all principals in CT in Cromwell, CT Principals 10:40 am
January 31, 2005 The Courage to Speak is having the next support group meeting, Wednesday, January 3, 2005, at noon. The group encourages all family member to attend. For further information about the luncheon email us at gkcourage@aol.com or call 1-877-431-3295 Family members who have lost someone to substance abuse 12:00 pm
February 7, 2005 Peabody Middle School, Peabody, MA 8th Grade 8:30 am
February 7, 2005 Peabody HS School – Peabody, MA PVMHS in the auditorium 9th Grade 12:15 pm
February 7, 2005 Peabody HS School – Peabody, MA Parents 7:00 pm
February 8, 2005 Peabody HS School – Peabody, MA PVMHS in the auditorium 8:00 am
February 8, 2005 Peabody HS School – Peabody, MA PVMHS in the auditorium 11:00 am
February 14, 2005 The Courage to Speak is having the next support group meeting. The group encourages all family member to attend. For further information about the luncheon email us at gkcourage@aol.com or call 1-877-431-3295 Family members who have lost someone to substance abuse 6:00 pm
March 4, 2005 Henry Abbot High School, Danbury, CT All Students 9:30 am
March 11, 2005 Staples High school, Westport, CT Juniors 12:45 pm
March 14, 2005
Announcing “The Courage to Speak Empowering Youth to be Drug Free Family Night 2005” at West Rock Middle School on March 14th – doors open 6 pm. The event will be open to families from Norwalk and other communities. Italian dinner donated by Wild Oats of Westport, CT. The evening will include the Courage to Speak Presentation for Parents and Students. On display will be the remarkable prevention posters and collages created by the children during the Courage To Speak drug prevention classes. As you will see, The Courage To Speak Drug Prevention Curriculum is helping seventh graders to become outstanding prevention advocates and mentors for their younger siblings. Courage To Speak Community Leadership and Recognition Awards will also be presented. Families 6:00 pm
March 17, 2005 Staples High school, Westport, CT Juniors 10:45 am
March 21, 2005 Staples High school, Westport, CT Juniors 9:15 am
March 22, 2005 Trumbull High School, Trumbull, CT 9th Grade 9:00 pm
March 22, 2005 Trumbull High School, Trumbull, CT Parents 7:00 pm
March 28, 2005 By Cultural Day School, Stamford, CT 7th and 8th Grades 9:30 am
March 28, 2005 By Cultural Day School, Stamford, CT Parents 7:00 pm
April 2, 2005 Stepping Stones Museum, Norwalk, CT – Ginger Katz, Award recipient for the Jr. League Award 10:00 am
April 6, 2005 River Dell High School, River Dell, NJ 11th and 12th Grade 9:00 am
April 6, 2005 River Dell High School, River Dell, NJ 9th and 10th Grade 12:45 pm
April 6, 2005 River Dell High School, River Dell, NJ Parents 7:30 pm
April 7, 2005 River Dell High School, River Dell, NJ 7th and 8th Grade 8:00 am
April 7, 2005 Gifford Community Center, Vero Beach, Florida Community 7:00 pm
April 8, 2005 Rotary International Youth Leadership Assembly, Port St Lucie, Florida 2:00 pm
April 11, 2005 The Courage to Speak is having the next support group meeting, Monday at noon. The group encourages all family member to attend. For further information about the luncheon email us at gkcourage@aol.com or call 1-877-431-3295 Family members who have lost someone to substance abuse 12:00 pm
April 26, 2005 Long River Middle School, Prospect, CT 6th to 8th Grades 9:00 am
April 27, 2005 Woodland Regional High School, Beacon Falls, CT 9th & 10th Grades 9:00 am
April 27, 2005 Woodland Regional High School, Beacon Falls, CT Parents 6:30 pm
April 28, 2005 Woodland Regional High School, Beacon Falls, CT 11th & 12th Grades 9:00 am
May 3, 2005 MSG Network – SportDesk 10 am after METS game
May 3, 2005 Ellsworth High School, South Windsor, CT Parents 6:30 pm
May 4, 2005 MSG Network – SportDesk 6 am until noon on the half hour
May 4, 2005 Ellsworth High School, South Windsor, CT Freshman 8:30 am
May 6, 2005 Keynote speaker at the Connecticut Parent and Teacher Association, CT PTA, Waterbury, CT
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Teachers and PTA Parents and Others 12:00 pm
May 8, 2005 MSG Network – SportDesk 10 am and 11:30 pm
May 9, 2005 MSG Network – SportDesk 6am until noon on the half hour
May 11, 2005 Con Val High School, Peterbrough, NH 9 to 12 Grades 8:00 am
May 11, 2005 South Meadow Middle School and Great Brook Middle School, Peterbrough, NH 7 and 8 Grades TBA
May 11, 2005 Con Val High School, Peterbrough, NH Community Presentation 7:00 pm
May 12, 2005 Conant High School, Jeffrey, NH 9 to 12 Grades TBA
May 16, 2005 Staples High School, Westport, CT Juniors 1:30 pm
May 17, 2005 The Courage to Speak is having the next support group meeting, Tuesday at noon. The group encourages all family member to attend. For further information about the luncheon email us at gkcourage@aol.com or call 1-877-431-3295 Family members who have lost someone to substance abuse 12:00 pm
May 20, 2005 Staples High School, Westport, CT Juniors 8:25 am
May 23, 2005 Staples High School, Westport, CT Juniors 1:30 pm
May 23, 2005 The Courage to Speak is having the next support group meeting, Monday at 6 pm. The group encourages all family member to attend. For further information about the luncheon email us at gkcourage@aol.com or call 1-877-431-3295 Family members who have lost someone to substance abuse 6:00 pm
May 24, 2005 Wilton High School, Wilton, CT 9th and 10th Grades 9:45 am
May 26, 2005 Wilton High School, Wilton, CT Parents 7:00 pm
June 2, 2005 Staples High School, Westport, CT Juniors 1:30 pm
June 16, 2005 West Side Middle School, Waterbury, CT 06855 7th Grade TBA
June 20, 2005 The Courage to Speak is having the next support group meeting, Monday, June 20, a noon at 3 Quincy Street, Norwalk, CT 06850. The group encourages all family member to attend. For further information email us at gkcourage@aol.com Family members who have lost someone to substance abuse 12:00 pm
July 22, 2005 The Courage to Speak is having the next support group meeting, Monday, July 22, a 6:00 pm at 3 Quincy Street, Norwalk, CT 06850. The group encourages all family member to attend. For further information email us at gkcourage@aol.com Family members who have lost someone to substance abuse 6:00 pm
July 26, 2005 Masonic Temple, Norwalk, CT (sponsored by the Masons of Norwalk, CT) Community 7:00 pm
August 25, 2005 The Courage to Speak is having the next support group meeting, Monday, August 25, at 4:00 at 3 Quincy Street, Norwalk, CT 06850. The group encourages all family member to attend. For further information email us at gkcourage@aol.com Family members who have lost someone to substance abuse 4:00 pm
September 5, 2005 The Courage to Speak is having the next support group meeting, Monday, September 5, at 6:00 at 3 Quincy Street, Norwalk, CT 06850. The group encourages all family member to attend. For further information email us at gkcourage@aol.com Family members who have lost someone to substance abuse 6:00 pm
September 13, 2005 CT Police meeting, Redding Road House, CT Chief of Police in CT 10:00 am
September 14, 2005 Pequannock Township High School, Pompton Plains, NJ Freshman and Sophomore 8:30 am
September 14, 2005 Pequannock Township High School, Pompton Plains, NJ Juniors and Seniors TBA
September 14, 2005 Pequannock Township High School, Pompton Plains, NJ Parents 7:00 pm
September 15, 2005 Pequannock Valley Middle School, Pompton Plains, NJ 6th & 7th Grade 8:30 am
September 15, 2005 Pequannock Valley Middle School, Pompton Plains, NJ 7th & 8th Grade 10:00 am
September 16, 2005 Roton Middle School, Norwalk 7th Grade 9:30 am
September 19, 2005 The Courage to Speak is having the next support group meeting, Monday, September 19, at 6:00 at 3 Quincy Street, Norwalk, CT 06850. The group encourages all family member to attend. For further information email us at gkcourage@aol.com Family members who have lost someone to substance abuse 6:00 pm
September 21, 2005 Exchange Club of Norwalk Members Only 7:00 pm
September 22, 2005 West Rocks Middle School, Waterbury, CT 7th Grade 8:00 am
September 29, 2005 West Rocks Middle School, Waterbury, CT Parents 7:00 pm
October 11, 2005 Ridgefield High School, Ridgefield, CT Freshman 8:30 am
October 12, 2005 Ridgefield High School, Ridgefield, CT Parents 7:00 pm
October 17, 2005 West Rocks Middle School, Norwalk, CT 7th Grade 8:30 am
October 17, 2005 The Courage to Speak is having the next support group meeting, Monday, October 17, at 4:00 at 3 Quincy Street, Norwalk, CT 06850. The group encourages all family member to attend. For further information email us at gkcourage@aol.com call 203 247 3975 Family members who have lost someone to substance abuse 4:00 pm
October 18, 2005 Staples High School, Westport, CT Juniors 12:30 pm
October 18, 2005 Masonic Temple, Norwalk, CT (sponsored by the Masons of Norwalk, CT) Community 7:00 pm
October 19, 2005 Staples High School, Westport, CT Juniors 12:30 pm
October 20, 2005 Ponus Ridge Middle School, Norwalk CT 7th Grade 1:30 pm
October 21, 2005 Staples High School, Westport, CT Juniors 7:30am & 8:25 am
October 21, 2005 Staples High School, Westport, CT Juniors 8:25 am
October 25, 2005 Newington Middle School, Newington, CT 7th Grade 8:30 am
October 25, 2005 Newington Middle School, Newington, CT 8th Grade 10:30 am
October 26, 2005 Ten Year kick off breakfast “The Courage To Speak: A Decade of Empowering Youth to be Drug Free” A Legislative and Community Breakfast Invitees 7:30 am
November 4, 2005 Eastern Middle School, Eastern, CT 7th and 8th Grades 8:00 am
November 4, 2005 Stapes High School, Westport, CT Juniors 12:30 pm
November 9, 2005 Nathan Hale Middle School, Norwalk, CT 7th Grade 11:00 am
November 13, 2005 Cabot School, Cabot, VT Student Athletic Forum High School Students 6:00 pm
November 14, 2005 Cabot School, Cabot, VT General Assembly 5th and 12th Grades TBA
November 16, 2005 Roosevelt Elementary School, Bridgeport, CT 7th and 8th Grades as part of the Courage To Speak Curriculum 10:00 am
November 18, 2005 Immaculate High School, Danbury, CT 9,10,11 and 12th Grades 10:00 am
November 21, 2005 Wilbur Cross Elementary School, Bridgeport, CT 7th and 8th Grade as part of the Courage To Speak Curriculum TBA
December 13, 2005 WICC Radio tune in 660 am on your dial with CT Renaissance featuring Ginger and Larry Katz of the Courage To Speak Foundation, Inc. 8:00 pm

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