KYDS Coalition Family Days

By WBNG News

KYDS Coalition Family Days

August 1, 2012 Updated Aug 1, 2012 at 10:47 AM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) Family Days in the Park will take place weekly in August in Broome County.

Starting Thursday, August 2, the KYDS Coalition, a local drug prevention community coalition, is hosting Family Days in the Park.

These weekly events, which take place in area parks between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., will include free family-friendly activities such as entertainment, arts and crafts, fun snacks, games, and giveaways.
“Keeping Youth Drug-free and Safe is our goal,” says KYDS Coalition Project Specialist Melinda Kmetz. “It’s about bringing the community together. So many people want to make a difference, and together we can.”

The family nights are part of the coalition’s broader effort to make Broome County a better place to live. Founded in 2000, the Coalition is a unique collaboration of agencies, organizations and school district in the community.

The Coalition works to create opportunities for supportive, healthy, drug-free youth, families and neighborhoods in Broome County by strengthening existing partnerships between traditional and non-traditional prevention teams. It is funded by a federal grant, the Drug Free Communities Support Program Grant, through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) and the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP).
Come join us for our Family Fun Days in the Parks on:

August 2 - Northside Park, Oak Hill Avenue, Endicott
August 9 - Fairview Park, Corner of Robinson and Fairview, Binghamton
August 16 - Recreation Park, Beethoven Street, Binghamton
August 23 - Floral Ave Park, Johnson City
August 30- Otsiningo Park, Binghamton

If you are interested in becoming involved in the KYDS Coalition please contact Melinda Kmetz at (607) 778-1146