Monday, July 10

  • New Road Radio USA Blog Post

Tuesday, July 11

  • Episode 22 of the Proactive Prevention Podcast drops

Tuesday, July 25

  • Special Feature Episode #1 of the Proactive Prevention Podcast drops featuring Carolyn Miele of Saving Lives for Zachary

Thursday, August 10

  • 6:00 pm – LIVE Show @ Camp Cadet Wilkes Barre

Thursday, August 17

  • 12:45 pm – LIVE Show @ Chester County Camp Cadet

Friday, October 6

  • 1:50 pm – LIVE Show @ Plum Middle School


Special Observances in May 2023


July 11 – All American Pet Photo Day

All American Pet Photo Day is a wonderful opportunity to remind young people about the joys of spending quality time with their pets and the positive impact it can have on their lives. Our lovable furry or feathery friends offer unconditional love, companionship, and emotional support, making them invaluable allies in the fight against underage drinking and drug use. Just like our pets brighten our lives, engaging in healthy activities and building strong connections with others can help young individuals steer clear of harmful substances. So, on this special day, let’s celebrate the incredible bond we share with our pets and encourage young people to cultivate healthy relationships and pastimes that promote a drug-free and alcohol-free lifestyle. Share your pet photos on social media and spread the message of the positive influence our four-legged friends have on our well-being. Together, we can create a safer and healthier future for our youth.

July 12 – New Conversations Day

On July 12, we celebrate New Conversations Day, a perfect occasion to highlight the importance of open and honest communication in preventing underage drinking and drug use. Starting a conversation can be challenging, especially when it comes to sensitive topics like substance abuse. However, by encouraging young individuals to engage in new conversations, we can create opportunities for them to express their needs, concerns, and intentions. By fostering dialogue, we build connections, forge new friendships, and strengthen our communities. New conversations offer a chance to understand one another better and establish a support system that can guide young individuals towards healthier choices. Let’s embrace the potential of new relationships and promote an environment where conversations about the risks and consequences of underage drinking and drug use can take place comfortably and constructively. Together, we can empower our youth to make informed decisions and create a safer, drug-free future.

July 13 – Embrace Your Geekness Day

On July 13, we celebrate Embrace Your Geekness Day, a day dedicated to honoring and celebrating the passions and fandoms that bring joy to our lives. While it may seem unrelated to preventing underage drinking and drug use at first, embracing your geekness can actually play a significant role in fostering a positive and healthy lifestyle. Engaging in hobbies and interests that ignite our imagination and creativity can provide an outlet for young individuals to express themselves and find a sense of belonging. By celebrating fandoms and the unique communities they create, we can inspire young people to channel their energy and enthusiasm into productive pursuits. Embracing your geekness can also lead to opportunities for personal growth and education. Scholarships and programs tailored for geeks can encourage young individuals to pursue their passions and contribute to making the world a better place. So, on this special day, let your geek flag fly high and encourage young people to explore their interests, connect with like-minded individuals, and find fulfillment in their passions. By providing alternative avenues for self-expression and fulfillment, we can help steer young individuals away from the harmful temptations of underage drinking and drug use.

July 14 – Break Free from the Big Three Day

On July 14, we observe National Break Free from the Big Three Day, a day dedicated to breaking free from negative patterns, unfulfilling relationships, and even outdated mobile plans. While the focus of this day may initially appear unrelated to preventing underage drinking and drug use, it presents a valuable opportunity to promote a broader message of self-reflection and positive change. Just as individuals are encouraged to assess their mobile providers and make necessary changes, it’s important for young people to evaluate their choices and behaviors regarding substance use. This day can serve as a reminder to break free from harmful habits and influences that may lead to underage drinking and drug use. By encouraging self-reflection and empowering young individuals to make informed decisions, we can inspire them to break free from negative influences and cultivate a healthier and drug-free lifestyle. Let’s seize this day as a catalyst for positive change and encourage young people to reassess their choices, build strong support networks, and pave the way for a brighter and substance-free future.

July 15 – National Be a Dork Day

On July 15, we come together to celebrate National Be a Dork Day, a lighthearted occasion that encourages us to embrace our quirks, eccentricities, and unique interests. While the concept of being a dork may seem unrelated to preventing underage drinking and drug use, this day offers an opportunity to promote self-acceptance and inclusivity, key components in fostering a healthy and supportive environment for young individuals. By celebrating the dork within us, we challenge stereotypes and societal pressures, creating space for young people to express themselves authentically. By nurturing an atmosphere of acceptance and understanding, we can help combat the negative influences that might drive individuals towards risky behaviors such as underage drinking and drug use. So, on this special day, let’s celebrate our individuality, encourage young people to embrace their true selves, and promote a culture of inclusivity where everyone feels valued and accepted. Together, we can empower young individuals to make positive choices and lead fulfilling lives free from the dangers of substance abuse.

July 17 – Global Hug Your Kids Day

On July 17, we celebrate Global Hug Your Kids Day, a beautiful occasion that highlights the profound bond between parents and children. This day serves as a reminder to express our love and affection through the simple act of hugging. While the focus may seem different from preventing underage drinking and drug use, fostering a strong parent-child relationship is a crucial component of preventing risky behaviors in young individuals. Hugging is not just a physical embrace; it is a powerful symbol of reassurance, comfort, and trust. By showering our children with hugs, we create a sense of safety, belonging, and emotional support that can help steer them away from harmful influences. Hugging also has numerous positive effects on our own well-being, as it serves as a natural stress reliever and boosts our happiness. So, on this special day, let’s embrace the opportunity to hug our children tightly, reminding them of our unconditional love and strengthening the vital connection we share. By nurturing a loving and supportive environment, we can provide our children with the foundation they need to make healthy choices, including staying away from underage drinking and drug use.

July 20 – National Pennsylvania Day

On July 20, we celebrate National Pennsylvania Day, a special day dedicated to honoring the rich history, landmarks, and unique culture of the Keystone State. Pennsylvania’s significance in American history, from being the second state to join the Union to serving as the temporary capital of the United States, is worth commemorating. The nickname “Keystone State” holds a symbolic meaning, emphasizing the vital role Pennsylvania plays, much like a keystone in a bridge construction, ensuring stability and preventing collapse.

In the context of preventing underage drinking and drug use, the concept of the keystone can be applied metaphorically. Just as a keystone is crucial in maintaining the structural integrity of a bridge, fostering a strong and supportive community is essential in guiding young individuals towards a healthy and drug-free lifestyle. Pennsylvania Day reminds us of the importance of building a solid foundation for our youth, providing them with educational resources, positive role models, and a sense of belonging.

By celebrating Pennsylvania’s historical significance and cultural heritage, we also encourage young individuals to appreciate their roots and the contributions of their community. Through education and awareness, we can empower our youth to make informed decisions and recognize their role as keystone individuals in creating a safer and healthier society.

So, on this National Pennsylvania Day, let’s reflect on the importance of unity, education, and support, and how these pillars can prevent the collapse of our young generation into the dangers of underage drinking and drug use.

July 21 – National Legal Drinking Age Day

On July 21, we observe National Legal Drinking Age Day, a day that serves as a reminder of the importance of responsible drinking and addressing the challenges associated with alcohol consumption. While the focus may seem contradictory to preventing underage drinking at first, this day presents an opportunity to have open conversations about the legal drinking age and its impact on society, particularly among young individuals.

By celebrating Legal Drinking Age Day, we encourage individuals of legal drinking age to reflect on their experiences with alcohol and promote responsible consumption. It is also a time to address the concerning issues of alcoholism and driving under the influence (DUI), fostering awareness and advocating for strategies to tackle these challenges effectively.

While it is important to celebrate milestones and enjoy a favorite drink, it is crucial to emphasize the significance of adhering to the legal drinking age and making responsible choices. By engaging in conversations about responsible drinking and raising awareness about the risks associated with alcohol misuse, we can empower young individuals to make informed decisions and prevent the harms of underage drinking and related consequences.

So, on this National Legal Drinking Age Day, let’s embrace the opportunity to have open and honest conversations about responsible drinking, support initiatives aimed at preventing alcoholism and DUI, and work towards creating a safer and healthier environment for everyone, especially our youth.

July 22 – World Brain Day

 On July 22, we come together to celebrate World Brain Day, a globally recognized event that highlights the importance of brain health and raises awareness about neurological issues in our modern age. As our society faces a growing prevalence of neurological disorders and mental health challenges, this day serves as a crucial reminder to prioritize and protect our brain health.

World Brain Day emphasizes the significance of prevention methods and strategies aimed at preserving both mental and neurological well-being. By promoting awareness and understanding, we can empower individuals to take proactive steps towards maintaining a healthy brain. This includes adopting healthy lifestyle habits, engaging in mental stimulation, seeking timely medical attention, and fostering a supportive environment for mental health.

In the context of preventing underage drinking and drug use, World Brain Day presents an opportunity to highlight the potential detrimental effects of substance abuse on brain health. By raising awareness of the long-term consequences and risks associated with these behaviors, we can encourage young individuals to make informed choices that prioritize their brain health and overall well-being.

Let’s utilize this special day to educate, advocate, and support initiatives that promote brain health and mental well-being. Together, we can create a world where individuals are equipped with the knowledge and resources necessary to protect their brain health and lead fulfilling lives.

July 23 – National Women Touched by Addiction Day

On July 23, we recognize National Women Touched by Addiction Day, a significant observance dedicated to raising awareness about the unique challenges faced by women impacted by addiction. This day sheds light on the often overlooked issue of addiction among women and emphasizes the need for support, understanding, and resources tailored to their specific needs.

As the awareness of this social issue grows, initiatives, educational programs, and support services have emerged to address the struggles faced by women affected by addiction. National Women Touched by Addiction Day serves as a reminder to society to extend empathy, compassion, and assistance to those battling addiction and to foster an environment that encourages recovery and healing.

By acknowledging this day, we can contribute to the ongoing efforts to dismantle the stigma associated with addiction, particularly for women. It is essential to recognize that addiction does not discriminate based on gender, and women facing addiction deserve access to comprehensive support and treatment options.

Let us seize this opportunity to educate ourselves and others, advocate for improved resources, and work towards building a society that supports and uplifts women affected by addiction. Through understanding, empathy, and a collective commitment to recovery, we can help women overcome the challenges of addiction and create a brighter future for them and their communities.

July 24 – International Self-Care Day

 On July 24, we celebrate International Self-Care Day, a global event that emphasizes the significance of prioritizing self-care as a foundation for overall wellness. This day serves as a milestone to raise awareness about the benefits of effective self-management of health and encourages individuals worldwide to incorporate self-care into their daily routines.

In an increasingly busy and demanding world, self-care has gained immense importance as people recognize the need to take care of their physical, mental, and emotional well-being. International Self-Care Day prompts conversations and actions centered around self-care, empowering individuals to prioritize their own needs and cultivate a healthier lifestyle.

Practicing self-care is an act of self-love and self-preservation. By dedicating time to activities that nourish our mind, body, and soul, we enhance our overall resilience and well-being. Whether it is taking a walk, engaging in a favorite hobby, practicing mindfulness, or seeking professional help, each act of self-care contributes to our personal growth and allows us to thrive.

On this special day, we encourage you to make self-care a priority, even if it starts with small steps. Take a moment to assess your needs and engage in activities that bring you joy, peace, and rejuvenation. Remember that self-care looks different for everyone, so honor your individual preferences and needs.

By embracing self-care, we not only benefit ourselves but also set a positive example for others. Let us inspire those around us to prioritize their health and well-being by nurturing a culture of self-care and self-compassion.

So, on International Self-Care Day, take a step towards a healthier, more balanced life. Practice self-care, no matter how simple or small the act may seem. Together, we can foster a world where self-care is embraced as an essential component of overall wellness.

July 30 – International Day of Friendship

On July 30, we celebrate the International Day of Friendship, a special day designated by the United Nations General Assembly to recognize the importance of friendship in promoting peace, happiness, and unity worldwide. This day offers an opportunity for individuals, governments, and organizations to come together and appreciate the valuable friendships that enrich our lives.

International Day of Friendship encourages us to reflect on the meaningful relationships we have and the positive impact they have on our well-being. It reminds us to cherish and nurture these friendships, as they provide support, understanding, and a sense of belonging.

This day also emphasizes the role of friendship in fostering reconciliation, bridging differences, and promoting consensus. Through friendships, we can overcome barriers, build trust, and create a more harmonious world.

To celebrate the International Day of Friendship, consider engaging in activities that promote friendship, such as organizing community events, sharing stories of friendship, or simply spending quality time with friends. It’s also an opportunity to reach out to those with whom you may have lost touch and rekindle those connections.

If you wish to mark the occasion with a special gesture, consider thoughtful gifts that reflect the bond and appreciation you have for your best friend. It’s not the material value that matters most but the sentiment and thought behind the gift that will truly make it special.

So, on this International Day of Friendship, let us express gratitude for the friends who bring joy and support into our lives. Let’s embrace the opportunity to strengthen friendships, promote understanding, and foster a world where friendship knows no boundaries.