About The Coalition for Youth of Lower Merion and Narberth

About The Coalition for Youth of Lower Merion and Narberth

 

The Coalition for Youth of Lower Merion and Narberth is a partnership of community members and individuals working together to foster an atmosphere where children feel safe, secure, and included.

Since 1999, the Coalition has been providing programs and resources to build assets in our children, our families, and our community, to help reduce stress, alcohol use, drug use, violence, and other risky behavior among youth. We are increasing and strengthening our Coalition through public meetings, an active central steering committee, an extended advisory committee, bringing in additional sponsors from area organizations, and dedicated community volunteers.

The Coalition members include health care and mental health experts, lawyers, physicians, parents from independent and public schools and representatives of the business community and religious organizations.

The Coalition has created the Alliance of Independent and Public Schools. Members of the administrations of Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, Friends' Central School, The Haverford School, The Agnes Irwin School, Lower Merion School District, and The Shipley School meet regularly to share resources and coordinate efforts to improve the health and mental heath of students.

The Coalition has also created the Youth Advisory Council which is made up of students from the Alliance schools who have undertaken several projects including the Battle of the Burbs, participating in the Coalition's Transitions event and creating their own program, "Talking Back", to give the students' point of view about the 2010 Search Institute Survey of Student Attitudes and Behaviors.

For more details, please call our information line at (484) 337-8731 or send us an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Upcoming Events

  • Make a Joyful Noise -- A Benefit Concert Sat. 27 Apr, 2019 (4:00 pm - 7:00 pm) Community Event A Benefit Concert for Box Lunch and a Book and Heart for Uganda Featuring a multi faith youth choir, mult faith young adult choir, the Three Tenors of Zion, The Hatcher and Muse Singers and JDK (Jazara Morales, Danielle Muse & Kellye Hatcher) This is a free concert sponsored by Saints Memorial Baptist Church of Bryn Mawr. All donations are greatlly appreciated and needed. Light refreshments will be served following the concert.  
  • Deeper Than Our Skins Tue. 7 May, 2019 (6:00 pm - 7:15 pm) Community Event Join us for pizza, conversation and an introduction to our first book --  a graphic novel call The Shadow Hero. Participants get a journal and a copy of the book to keep! Register online at lmls.org or by calling (610) 642-5187. The present is a conversation with the past. A racial-justice forcused discussion group for teens featuring the following books May -- The Shadow Hero June -- Dreaming in Indian July -- The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano August -- Between The World and Me 
  • Fashion and Design Show Sun. 19 May, 2019 (2:30 pm - 4:30 pm) Community Event Teen Learning Community presents the 12th Annual Student Fashion and Design Show featuring Live Music and Refreshments. This event is open to all students from all schools. All proceeds to benefit the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Americ In Memoriam Ora Reed Pierce. To register, contact Abby Cooper, Radnor High School at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. // or Mary Brown at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. //