READY is Arlington’s coalition to Reduce and Eliminate Alcohol and Drug-use by Youth. For updates and articles, like READY on Facebook.
We are a group consisting of community members, school and county staff, committed to identifying the risk factors teens in Arlington face related to underage drinking, marijuana and other substance use, and help them make healthier choices.
The Partnership started the READY Coalition in response to the rising level of the binge drinking and marijuana use of Arlington youth as reported on our student surveys.
The READY Coalition’s primary goal is to create an infrastructure in Arlington that can respond to current and future drug and alcohol issues that arise in the community.
Who We Are
As members of the Arlington community, we provide information to increase understanding about the risks associated with underage alcohol and drug use.
We work to help youth and the adults in their lives to recognize that alcohol and drug use is risky and will not help them achieve their goals.
How We Do It
We work with Arlington Public Schools, community organizations, teen groups, faith groups, and local businesses
to develop ways to help youth in Arlington make choices that don’t include alcohol or drugs.
The Arlington READY Coalition provides an on-going community-wide forum that identifies strategies to keep teens drug- and alcohol-free.
You Can Help
Get involved with Arlington’s READY Coalition by spreading the word, attending a meeting, liking us on Facebook, hosting a parent chat, and much more. For more information, contact Readycoalition@gmail.com