EDGE (Excellent Decisions Guiding Everyday) A student club and youth subcommittee of the Coalition. There is an EDGE club at both Strong and Coginchaug. This group is open to any student that is looking to make a positive impact in their schools and throughout the communities. The focus is for students to educate their peers on making healthy choices in their everyday life including, health, wellness, and staying substance free. Students raise awareness about important issues through various prevention projects and programs including:
BEE THE ONE Week (National Prevention Week)
NIDA's Drug Facts Week
Gambling Awareness PSA
Marijuana Awareness Campaign
Other Youth Driven Projects
Initiatives are supported and funded by DMYFS and the Durham Middlefield Local Wellness Coalition (DMLWC). For more information contact: Conginchaug Regional High School EDGE Advisor Kathy Bottini: kbottini@RSD13.ORG Strong Middle School EDGE Advisor Kirsten Deitz: firstname.lastname@example.org
STICKER SHOCK 2019 The Coginchaug Regional High School and Strong Middle School E.D.G.E. members concluded their 2018-2019 school year with the annual STICKER SHOCK CAMPAIGN. In collaboration with Durham Wine and Spirits, the E.D.G.E. members lead this campaign to educate, and remind, those of age to purchase alcohol, that doing so for the purpose of allowing minors to drink is against the law. The E.D.G.E. students visited Durham Wine and Spirits to place stickers on cases of beer with the hope to remind those purchasing alcohol of the law. The campaign is a great way for the E.D.G.E. members to complete their school year campaigns as prom, graduation, and other end of the school year milestones are celebrated, with the hope to lower the instances of underage drinking.