Common Threads hosts 85-100 high school aged youth for a 3-day retreat. Attendees are educated about ways to make their schools and communities safer for all youth regardless of sex, race, ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Many of these wonderful young leaders cannot pay the full $175 that it costs to host them at the retreat. Please consider donating a full ($175) or partial scholarship so that a young person may participate in an experience that is empowering, educational and embraces them for being just who they are. For some participants Common Threads is the only place they feel comfortable being their true selves.
You can also send a check or money order to:
Attn: Common Threads
120 N. Main Street, #301
New City, NY 10596
Community Awareness Network for a Drug-Free Life and Environment (CANDLE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing substance abuse and violence among youth.
CANDLE is supported by the New York State Department of Health, The New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services, the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, the County of Rockland, the Rockland County Youth Bureau, the towns of Orangetown and Ramapo, Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Clarkstown Central School District, East Ramapo Central School District, Nanuet Union Free School District, South Orangetown Central School District, Pearl River Unified School District, and by corporate sponsors, foundations and private contributions.