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About Us

Substance abuse is a serious health and safety risk for our children and community. Awake Community Coalition is a coalition of dedicated and concerned community members within the Anthony Wayne are working together to create a safe and healthy community for our families and youth. Founded in the Fall of 2008 by a grassroots group of law enforcement, parents, faith, township governments, educators, youth, and business owners to help our youth make safe and healthy choices by working with schools, parents, youth, and the community to prevent and reduce youth alcohol, marijuana, and other drug use. 

Youth today are faced with many challenges in regards to drugs, alcohol, and negative choices. Awake Community Coalition strives to prevent and reduce substance abuse in our community through programming that promotes healthy choices for a healthy lifestyle. The Coalition seeks to provide our community and youth with positive role models, healthy activites, and strong families through education, prevention, and community events. It is our responsibility as a community to help shape a healthy environment for our youth to thrive and become positive, active members of society. It is said that we are more apt to support that which we create. Come and be part of the solution. Awake is always looking for local people to come and join our efforts to keep Anthony Wayne a safe and healthy community!

Our Board Members

Ms. Karen Vanderploeg

Mr. Matthew Rizzo

Mr. Phil Snyder

Mrs. Val Bradfield

Mrs. Deb Guzman

Dr. Nathan Balusik

Sgt. Amanda Bradly

Chief Richard Bingham

Dr. Kevin Pfefferle

Mr. Jeffrey Streeter


Ms. Bonnie Rodriguez

Mrs. Julie Croy

Mrs. Karen Gehardinger

Mrs. Juli Hetrick


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