First CTC-sponsored skate night a success

MONTE VISTA—Ski Hi rocked Saturday night with a crowd of children, parents, volunteers, concessions and roller skate dispensers jamming to oldies, rock and disco tunes (complete with strobe lights) and emceed by enthusiastic Monte Vista Recreation Department employees.
In addition, Rec Director Jaime Hurtado acknowledged the support of the Monte Vista Kiwanis and the Prevention Youth Council and got a rousing positive response when he asked if a skate night should be held every month.
CTC (Communities that Care) is a powerful, evidence-based, time tested, proven program that helps communities structure their own (locally customized) sustainable program to deplete negative factors that lead to drug and alcohol abuse and harmful and destructive behaviors. “We’re attacking the ‘root’ of the problem that leads to unwanted results in kids and families (while continuing to support treatment and correction of existing issues)” said one Community Board Member.
The purpose of events like the Skate Night is to engage the children (who are participating with increasing enthusiasm and commitment) but also to raise awareness (and funds) for the CTC movement; currently in 25+ Colorado communities and all six counties throughout the San Luis Valley.
For more information or to donate or volunteer, contact Nancy Molina, prevention coordinator with Rio Grande Prevention Partners, an outreach of Rio Grande Public Health at 657-3352.

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