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

2009 Presentations

December 18, 2009 The Courage to Speak is having the next support group meeting. The group encourages all family member to attend. For further information email us at gkcourage@aol.com or call 1-877-431-3295 Family members who have lost someone to substance abuse 12 noon
December 7, 2009 Fordham Prep School, New York freshman

parents

9:30 am

7 pm

December 3, 2009 Luis Munoz Marin School, Bridgeport, CT Parents Only 9:30 am
December 2, 2009 Six to Six Magnet School, Bridgeport, CT all students 1:30 pm
December 1, 2009 Six to Six Magnet School, Bridgeport, CT parents 6:30 pm
November 20, 2009 E.C. Goodwin Tech High School, New Brittain, CT all students 1 pm
November 20, 2009 The “Gathering” Bloomfield, CT adults private invitation only
November 17, 2009 Washington Middle School, Meriden, CT 7 grade 9:30 am
November 17, 2009 Washington Middle School, Meriden, CT 8 grade 8:15 am
November 2, 2009 Courageous Parenting 101™ – Waterbury CT Parents and Children for Courage to Speak presentation and Parents only for the 5 session course. 7 to 9 pm
October 30, 2009 The Courage to Speak is having the next support group meeting. The group encourages all family member to attend. For further information email us at gkcourage@aol.com or call 1-877-431-3295 Family members who have lost someone to substance abuse 12 noon
October 28, 2009 Ponus Ridge Middle School, Norwalk, CT 7th grade 1:30 pm
October 26, 2009 Roton Middle School, Norwalk, CT 7th graders 8:30 am
October 23, 2009 Tyrell Middle School, Wolcott, CT 6th grade

7th & 8th grade

TBA

TBA

October 20, 2009 West Rocks Middle School, Norwalk, CT 7th grade 8:30 am
October 7, 2009 Scottsridge Middle School, Ridgefield, CT sponsored
by the Ridgefield Prevention Council
open forum for parents and children 6:30 pm
October 6, 2009 Courageous Parenting 101T – United Way THIS PROGRAM IS SPONSORED BY THE MILFORD PREVENTION COUNCIL.

Parents only for this 5 Session Course.

Program is every Tuesday, starting September 29, and continuing October 6, 13, 20, and 27 at the Milford United Way.

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6 to 8 pm
October 5, 2009 Middlesex Middle School, Darien, CT 8th grade 7 pm
October 1, 2009 Courageous Parenting 101T – Milford Hospital THIS PROGRAM IS SPONSORED BY THE MILFORD PREVENTION COUNCIL.
Located in the hospital auditorium.
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6 to 8pm
September 25, 2009 The Courage to Speak is having the next support group meeting. The group encourages all family member to attend. For further information email us at gkcourage@aol.com or call 1-877-431-3295 Family members who have lost someone to substance abuse 12 noon
September 23, 2009 Milford Hospital, Milford CT (kick off of Courage to Speak – Courageous Parenting 101 – 5 session course)

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here
for flyer

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Parents and Children for Courage to Speak presentation and Parents only for the 5 session course (see Courageous Parenting 101 page) 7 pm
September 11, 2009 Wilton Rotary Club, Wilton, CT invited guests 12:15 pm
August 21, 2009 The Courage to Speak is having the next support group meeting. The group encourages all family member to attend.

For further information email us at gkcourage@aol.com or call 1-877-431-3295

Family members who have lost someone to substance abuse 12 noon
July 25, 2009 Ian James Eaccarino 9 mile race and 5K Health Walk, Calf Pasture Beach, Norwalk, CT

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all are welcome 8 am
July 22, 2009 WSTC 1400/WNLK 1350 listening audience 7 am
July17, 2009 The Courage to Speak is having the next support group meeting. The group encourages all family member to attend. For further information email us at gkcourage@aol.com  or call 1-877-431-3295 Family members who have lost someone to substance abuse 12 noon
June 22, 2009 Woodrow Wilson Middle School, Middle Town CT all students who read Sunny’s Story 9:15 am
June 18, 2009 Bryant School, Bridgeport, CT

6th grade, follow up to reading of Sunny’s Story

6th grade 1:30 pm
June 17, 2009 Thomas Hooker School, Bridgeport, CT

>6th grade, follow up to reading of Sunny’s Story

6th grade 1 pm
June 16, 2009

Columbus School, Bridgeport, CT

6th grade, follow up to reading of Sunny’s Story

6th grade TBA
June 15, 2009

West Rocks Middle School, Norwalk, CT

Courage to Speak – Courageous Parenting 101 New Facilitators Training (must apply)
download application here

applicants 6 pm
June 12 to 14 Choice Vision, Two Rivers, Wisconsin community TBA
June 8, 2009 Staples High School, Westport, CT juniors 10:55 am
June 2, 2009

Wilbur Cross School, Bridgeport, CT

6th grade, follow up to reading Sunny’s Story

6th grade TBA
June 1, 2009

Park City School, Bridgeport, CT

6th grade, follow up to the reading of Sunny’s Story

6th grade 1:30 pm
May 27, 2009

Luis Munoz, Bridgeport, CT

6th grade, follow up to reading Sunny’s Story

6th grade TBA
May 14, 2009 Madison Elementary School, Bridgeport, CT 6th grade 1:30 pm
May 13, 2009 South Norwalk Branch Library Girl’s Book Club, Norwalk,
CT
students 4 pm
May 11, 2009 Staples High School, Westport, CT juniors 11 am
May 8, 2009 Staples High School, Westport, CT juniors 11 am
May 7, 2009 Staples High School, Westport, CT juniors 12:30 pm
May 4, 2009 The Courage to Speak is having the next support group meeting. The group encourages all family member to attend. For further information email us at gkcourage@aol.com  or call 1-877-431-3295 Family members who have lost someone to substance abuse 12 noon
April 22, 2009 Coventry High School, Coventry, CT all grades 9 am
April 21, 2009 Notre Dame, Fairfield, CT all grades TBA
April 16, 2009 Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, CT students TBA
April 16, 2009 Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, CT students TBA
April 15, 2009 Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, CT parents 7pm
April 14, 2009 Madison Middle School, Bridgeport, CT 6th grade 1:30 pm
April 9, 2009 Leonard J. Tyl Middle School, Oakdale, CT middle school students 9:45 am
April 6, 2009 Norwalk HS, Norwalk, CT seniors 12:30 pm
April 1, 2009 Black Rock School, Bridgeport, CT 6th grade class 1 pm
March 30, 2009 Announcing – The Fifth Annual Courage to Speak “Empowering
Youth to be Drug Free” Family Night. This is our main event to the year.
You are welcome to participate in our fundraiser and media event. For more
information call
1-877-431-3285
The Courage to Speak “Empowering Youth to be Drug Free” Family Night ” at
West Rock Middle School. Doors open 5:30 pm.This event will be open to families from Norwalk and other communities.
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
in elementary and middle school.

The Courage To Speak Drug Prevention Curriculum is helping forth
and seventh graders to become outstanding prevention advocates and mentors
for their younger siblings. The evening will also include the work of the
students in elementary school based on Sunny’s Story and the Courage to Speak
Elementary Drug Prevention Curriculum.

The Courage To Speak Community Leadership, Volunteer and Recognition
Awards will also be presented.

Another speakers to be announced

Snow date March 31, 2009. Become a sponsor of our event.
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letter

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sponsorship agreement

Concerned citizens – parents, prevention specialists,
school personnel, service providers, clergy, legislators, Mayor, school superintendent
and administration, law Enforcement including the chief of police, parents
and children.
5:30 Dinner

Program Starts at 6:30 to 8:30 pm

March 26, 2009 Great Neck South High School, Great Neck, NY juniors and seniors TBA
March 26, 2009 Great Neck South High School, Great Neck, NY freshman and sophomores TBA
March 24, 2009 Caesar Batallia School, Bridgeport, CT 6, 7 and 8th grades 9 am
March 19, 2009 After School Alliance, Norwalk, CT committee partners 9 am
March 16, 2009 Park City Magnet School, Bridgeport, CT parents and children 6:30 pm
March 5, 2009 Old Lyme Middle School, Old Lyme, CT as part of Courageous
Parenting 101T
parents and children 7 pm
March 3, 2009 Community Resource Committee, Human Services Council
building 2 Park Ave, Norwalk, CT
prevention, intervention and treatment
specialists
8:30 am
February 27, 2009 Staples High School, Westport, CT junior class 12:45 pm
February 27, 2009 Staples High School, Westport, CT juniors 12 pm
February 27, 2009 Staples High School, Westport, CT juniors 11 am
February 26, 2009 Beardsley School, Bridgeport, CT Sunny’s Story curriculum 6th graders 1:30 pm
February 25, 2009 West Rocks Middle School, Norwalk, CT kick off to
Courageous Parenting 101See
registration form
students and parents 6:30 pm
February 25, 2009 Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, CT – The
Courage to Speak – Courageous Parenting 101T –
session #4 – must be registered.
Adult Education, must be registered. 7 to 9 pm
February 18, 2009 Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, CT – The
Courage to Speak – Courageous Parenting 101T –
session #3 – must be registered.
Adult Education, must be registered. 7 to 9 pm
February 11, 2009 Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, CT – The
Courage to Speak – Courageous Parenting 101T –
session #2 – must be registered.
Adult Education, must be registered. 7 to 9 pm
February 9, 2009 First Congregational Church, Waterbury, CT kick off
to Courageous Parenting 101See
registration form
students and parents 6:30 pm
February 5, 2009 Saint Joseph’s, Trumbull, CT all grades 9 am
February 4, 2009 Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, CT – The
Courage to Speak – Courageous Parenting 101T –
session #1 – must be registered.
See
registration form
Includes Ginger Katz’s presentation
Adult Education, must be registered. 7 to 9:30 pm
January 13, 2009 Side by Side Community School, Norwalk, CT 7th grade 2:30 pm
January 12, 2009 WICC  with Jim Buchanan listening audience 10 am
January 8, 2009 Nathan Hale Ray High School, 15 School Drive, Moodus,
CT
See
registration form
parents and children. Kick off toCourageous Parenting 101T 6:30 pm

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