To unite the citizens of Windham in a partnership to create and foster a safe, drug-free environment for the entire community.
2023 Windham PRIDE/Willimantic Police Scholarship Program
The Town of Windham is pleased to announce the 2023 Windham PRIDE/Willimantic Police Scholarship Program. This program is made possible through a grant from the State of Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development’s Office of the Arts. Eligible applicants include students who have participated in any one of the Windham PRIDE, Willimantic Police/PRIDE Youth Leadership or Willimantic Fire Department Emergency Medical Training Programs.
We will be awarding scholarships in the amount of $2,000 to qualified students pursuing higher education in the 2023 academic year or currently enrolled in higher education. Applicants should be able to describe their interest or experience(s) in one or more of the following categories: youth leadership, substance misuse prevention, health care, emergency medical services, criminal justice, social services, civic engagement.
Applicants may complete the scholarship application online here.
PRESCRIPTION SAFETY INITIATIVE
Locking medicine storage boxes can protect others from accessing potentially harmful prescription and OTC medications. If you are interested in receiving a free lockbox or learning more about medication lockboxes, please contact Karen Ravenelle-Bloom at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Willimantic Police Department is not presently accepting unused/expired medications. Read more of their recommendations for disposing of medications. Be on the lookout for the National Medication Take Back Day event.
Since becoming a member of the Windham PRIDE Coalition, I have gotten to meet and work with some of the youth leaders of our community at the radio station and they are great! Windham Pride works hard for Windham and surrounding towns on issues that affect not only the youth but the entire community, no matter what age.
Being part of Windham PRIDE has given my son greater understanding of how important it is to teach kids about the dangers of drugs and I feel that it has developed his own commitment to being drug free.
Youth Council brings together different people in the community in a vibrant and safe space. We PRIDE ourselves on being extremely non-judgmental, respectful, and responsible individuals who make up Youth Council. Drawing upon our diverse backgrounds, and with the help of other members in the community, we approach various topics to come up with different ideas and solutions. We make an impact on every person who participates through the creation of unforgettable memories and unbreakable bonds.
To me, as a parent, PRIDE means safety, courage, and support. The youth have the courage to be themselves, use their voice and provide safe environments for the younger generations. The amazing role models they look up to, including members of the police department, help guide and show them what it means to be positive members of their communities.