Live & Virtual Presentation Dates Available.

The Courage to Speak® Foundation offers the Courage to Speak® Presentation for students, parents, educators, and community members live and virtual. To request more information on our Drug Prevention Education Programs and Services, please fill-out a Drug Prevention Program Request or call the office at 203-831-9700.

For the entire schedule on a single page, please see Presentation Schedule At A Glance.

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16th Annual Courage to Speak® Empowering Youth to be Drug-free Family Night March 2020 Raffle Winners Announcement

1st Prize       Pete Smith          One Coupon Booklet for 1 Large Pizza a Week for 1 Year redeemable at
                                                    Norwalk Pizza and Pasta ($500 Value)

2nd Prize     John Blore          2020 Giant ATX 3 Disc Bike donated by the Gilbertson Family ($478 value)

3rd Prize    Ron Montroz       Green Fees for 4 for 18 Holes of Golf with use of 2 Carts redeemable at
                                                    Silvermine Golf Club ($350 Value)

4th Prize      Bill Purcell         Gift Certificate to Aitoro Appliances ($250 Value)

5th Prize    Bob Virgulak       Gift Certificate Dinner Package ($125 Value) includes
                                                            • $50 Gift Certificate to O’Neill’s Irish Pub
                                                            • $50 Gift Certificate to Don Carmelo’s
                                                            • $25 Gift Certificate to Partners Cafe

6th Prize     Paul Lenoci         Gift Certificate Dinner Package ($75 Value) includes
                                                            • $50 Gift Certificate to Osteria Romana
                                                            • $25 Gift Certificate to Valencia Luncheria

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This evening features students presenting their drug prevention message from Nathan Hale, Ponus Ridge, Roton and West Rocks Middle Schools, Brookside Elementary School and Side by Side Charter School. Drug prevention artwork, created by students during classes they’ve taken as part of the Courage to Speak® Drug Prevention Education Program taught by their health class teachers, will be displayed. The evening also includes a presentation for parents and students by Ginger Katz, Founder of the Courage to Speak® Foundation. All communities are invited to attend!

Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be Dr. Albert Sackey, Principal of Nathan Hale Middle School. Participants will include Norwalk’s Mayor, Harry Rilling, Chief of Operations, Dr. Frank Costanzo, and Norwalk Deputy Chief, Susan Zecca, in addition to school principals, prevention and treatment professionals, teachers, parents, business and community leaders, representatives of state and local government and members of the Courage to Speak Foundation Board of Directors. 

“Bringing students and parents together to talk openly and honestly about the dangers of drugs is the most important goal of the Courage to Speak® Foundation, Empowering Youth to be Drug Free Family Night. By helping our students become outstanding anti-drug advocates and mentors for their friends and younger siblings, we hope to eradicate the problem of drug and alcohol use among young people across the country.”

Ginger Katz, CEO and Founder of the Courage to Speak® Foundation