Introducing Jefferson Township Youth Coalition (JTYC)

Hello Friends!

As Co-Coordinators of the new Jefferson Township Youth Coalition (JTYC), Ashley Brown and Carly Sinnott, we’d like to introduce not only ourselves, but we’re excited to bring to Jefferson Township, the newly awarded Drug-Free Communities Support Program grant by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, in cooperation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The multi-year grant will establish the Jefferson Township Youth Coalition (JTYC) with the goal of strengthening community collaboration in support of local efforts to prevent youth substance use.

“We are thrilled to work with the Jefferson Township community and its key stakeholders to strengthen their community efforts in preventing youth substance use, specifically focusing on minimizing the use of alcohol and marijuana,” said Barbara Kauffman, MA, CPS, Director of Prevention Services at Prevention is Key. 

Eric Wilsusen, Jefferson Township Mayor, expressed his enthusiastic support. “As the Mayor and longtime Jefferson Township resident, I am pleased that our municipality was awarded a CDC-Drug Free Communities program grant. Having raised my children here, I’ve always welcomed the many great youth programs offered in town and am excited to learn that this grant will assist in bringing more positive and impactful youth services to the community. We thank Prevention is Key and members of our Municipal Alliance Committee for all their hard work on this grant. Great news for Jefferson!”

We welcome all who are interested to participate and mobilize this local effort by providing activities and strategies to prevent the use of substances among our local youth. 

Join us on November 22nd for JTYC “Meet & Greet” from 5-7pm at JTowne Tavern!

If you are a Jefferson Township resident and interested in being a part of the Jefferson Township Youth Coalition, please contact Carly Sinnott @ or Ashley Brown @