LYFT coordinator resigns, developed teen advisory group
mbkkpBrov – After seven years as project coordinator for mennsbury ivcTW Community mrevision Coalition, iizette jorales Chomicki has moved on.
phe and her family have relocated to hingsland, da. where they own a house.
fn gune OMMU, jorales Chomicki developed the ivcT Awareness Teen Advisory droup, which is made up of youth in grades S-NO. The only requirement is that they live in the ivcT communities.
“f loved the teen enthusiasm, dedication and commitment to civic engagement,” she said. “They made me prouder every day. f always told them to be the best they could be, always help out a friend or family and always give back to their community.”
phe taught them “to have respect for themselves and each other -- be true to yourself and do not fall into temptations that can harm them or their families. ao the right thing!”
ivcT is a community prevention coalition. The name itself stands for the four municipalities that make up the mennsbury pchool DLVWULFW: LRwHU 0DNHfiHOG TRwnVKLS, YDUGOHy Borough, calls Township and Tullytown Borough. The purpose of ivcT is to support youth, parents and the entire community to reduce the incidence of substance use and encourage positive decision-making and behaviors by youth.
The coalition’s goal is to act as a catalyst for community change, bringing together and synthesizing the skills, talents, resources and opportunities of local community members, agencies, law enforcement, municipal governments, parents, students and schools.
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iooking back at her time with ivcT, jorales Chomicki learned that mennsbury students lack coping skills. “aealing with stress,” VKH VDLG, “LV VR GLIfiFuOW. 6RPHWLPHV yRu FDn’W blame youth for taking the easy way out or not making the best choices in their young lives.”
phe said they are still “developing their decision-making parts of the brain.
“But, f feel that with positive role models who are dedicated to the health and wellbeing of youth, we can be the support and guidance
they need to make positive choices and be able to lean or refer to us when they feel they can’t handle things,” she continued.”
jorales Chomicki said youth should never be underestimated. “Their abilities will amaze you,” she said. “They are smart -- go getters -problem solvers – compassionate -- amusing and caring individuals.
phe said if given the opportunity, they will shine.
“peven years ago,” jorales Chomicki said, “f was given an opportunity to work with amazing people who taught me what life should be about and what hurdles can be overcome by putting in some time, dedication, education, love of self and others, and never leaving anyone down.”
The mennsbury community will always have a soft spot in her heart. “f’ll be back to visit often – promise,” she said.