The Council on Chemical Abuse offers several programs that actively engage Berks County youth in prevention causes. These include:
COCA invites Berks County high school students to participate in our Youth Leadership Council. Participants will learn about substance use prevention, develop leadership skills, and take action to make a difference in the community. Learn more.
Youths aged 12 to 18 across Pennsylvania can earn scholarships, build advocacy and leadership skills, and get free swag by participating in this anti-tobacco movement. Learn more
Organizes high school students to place stickers on beer cases in local stores. The stickers contain a warning: “It is illegal to purchase or provide alcohol to anyone under 21”. Learn more
The Pat Ganter Scholarship is a $1,000 award available annually to a Berks County High School Senior who is active in substance abuse prevention in their school or community. Each year, scholarships are awarded in May. Learn more