About KLASAC: Communities and Schools Working Together

The Klickitat-Lyle Against Substance Abuse Coalition (KLASAC) formed in October of 2013 by combining the small towns of Klickitat and Lyle in their efforts to prevent substance abuse. That year Prevention Clubs were formed in the Klickitat and Lyle Middle and High Schools which led to the formation of TADAA! (Teens Against Drug and Alcohol Abuse). TADAA! has since evolved into TADAA(Teens Advocating for Drug and Alcohol Awareness)  TADAA is a combined effort of prevention clubs from both schools and has had participation of over 50 young people between the ages of 12 – 18 over the past 5 years.

KLASAC has a full-time coordinator and 1 part-time Prevention/Intervention Specialist in each school district.  Our coalition includes members representing both school districts, ESD 112, local law enforcement, mental health and treatment providers, local government, local businesses, parents, youth, civic organizations, youth serving organizations, and local media.  Our coalition is built around an evidence based community coalition model.

With increased staff and local leadership capacity KLASAC has developed a Strategic Plan based on data from our School Districts’ combined Healthy Youth Survey, local data related to substance abuse, and our annual Community Surveys.  This plan is updated annually by the coalition.

"Your hard work has made a difference in not only our school, but our community." – Lyle HS Student

Upcoming Events

Jun
21
Mon
12:00 pm CPAKC Meeting
CPAKC Meeting
Jun 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
 
Jul
13
Tue
3:30 pm Learn & Play @ Klickitat Community Center
Learn & Play @ Klickitat Community Center
Jul 13 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Bring your kids for stories and crafts. Ages 0-5. All are welcome though.
Jul
16
Fri
9:00 am OK Monthly Meeting @ Klickitat County
OK Monthly Meeting @ Klickitat County
Jul 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/4694577580 Meeting ID: 469 457 7580 Dial by your location:United States of America+1 669 900 9128 (San Jose)+1 253 215 8782 (Tacoma)+1 346 248 7799 (Houston)+1 646 558 8656 (New York)+1 301 715 8592[...]
9:00 am OK Monthly Meeting @ Klickitat County
OK Monthly Meeting @ Klickitat County
Jul 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/4694577580 Meeting ID: 469 457 7580 Dial by your location:United States of America+1 669 900 9128 (San Jose)+1 253 215 8782 (Tacoma)+1 346 248 7799 (Houston)+1 646 558 8656 (New York)+1 301 715 8592[...]