The Yonkers Coalition for Youth is a group of concerned individuals who either live or work in Yonkers and have come together to address their concerns about the alcohol and drug problems in the neighborhood. Our mission is to reduce underage drinking, substance abuse, and prescription misuse within our youth in Yonkers because early alcohol and drug use are linked with other problems like school drop out, unprotected sex, teen pregnancy, addiction and violence. They are not a direct cause and effect, but there is a close connection between them. We hope that if we can reduce alcohol and drug use we can reduce the other problems.
“Five guys on the court working together can achieve more than five talented individuals who come and go as individuals.” Kareem Abdul-Jabbar