WHAT IS CHILL?
We are an anti-drug coalition based in Southwestern Virginia that seeks to end the cycle of drug and alcohol abuse in our communities. We are committed to doing this through a variety of community outreach projects that employ local youth to make a difference. Each year, high school students apply to CHILL and go through a training process in order to learn how to best service their communities and stay drug-free. Our activites not only service the world. Through our work, we are able to bring our community together while keeping it safe, healthy, and beneficial for everyone.
We Desire to make positive choices in our lives.We realize that the underage use of alcohole, tobacco, and other drugs cna inpair us from reaching our goals in life.
EXPECTATIONS AND COMMITMENTS
1 – Believe in the mission statement and be committed to standing up for it.
2 – Be a leader and role model for positive choices, including staying drug-free.
3 – Maintain acceptable school attendance and GPA.
4 – Demonstrate good character.
5 – Attend a 3-day training during the summer.
6 – Attend monthly meetings.
7 – Perform at least 20 hours of community service through CHILL each year.
8 – Sign a contract stating you can commit to the above expectations.
CHILL members engage in the Franklin County community in many different ways, including:
1 – Partnerships with the local middle and high school to mentor youth in making positive choices, avoiding peer pressure, and being leaders
2 – Collaborations with local police department to host National Night Out, Trunk-or-Treat, and the annual Easter Egg Hunt
3 – Partnerships with local Sheriff’s office for Project Sticker Shock and the Virginia Rules Camp at the local 4-H Center
4 – Participation in the annual Family Fun Day event with our parent coalition, FRESH (Focus on Response and Education to Stay Healthy) 5 – and many more!
As a CHILL member, you will have many opportunities to serve your community and improve your leadership skills. Members have the chance to attend workshops and forums that can help them gain knowledge about maintaining healthy habits and staying drug-free, as well as how to become more active in their community.
The members of CHILL have a chance to attend CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) Forums in National Harbor, Maryland and elsewhere in order to strengthen their knowledge of substance abuse prevention.
Each summer, members also have the chance to attend YADAPP (Youth Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Program) at Longwood University, where they spend a fun-filled week hearing from guest speakers about how to become positive anti-drug role models in their community.