SUBSTANCE FREE LIVING:
THE NEW REALITY
Photo: Grace Duffield / Hearst Connecticut Media
RAM COUNCIL IN MOTION
With an active membership the RAM Council can make an impact on teens and the community at large. In order to keep making a difference, we welcome your participation and support.
HIGH SCHOOL GROUP
New Canaan 9th - 12th Graders
Ram Council members meet monthly for dinner and discussion.
* EDUCATIONAL FORUMS (TEENS AND
FINANCE, TEENS AND NUTRITION, TEENS
AND STRESS MANAGEMENT AND MORE)
* PLANNING FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE
* PRACTICE FOR STUDENT MODERATED
SUBSTANCE FREE ACTIVITIES
Ram Council Foundation members have monthly substance free activities to serve as alternatives to underage drinking and other substance use.
* POOL PARTIES
* HOLIDAY PARTIES
Ram Council members pay an annual fee of $45 for membership.
PLEDGE TO BE SUBSTANCE FREE
* MONTHLY DINNER MEETINGS WITH
LIKEMINDED SUBSTANCE FREE PEERS
* MEMBER /PARENT TOPIC ORIENTED
* PARTICIPATE IN STUDENT MODERATED
* COMMUNITY SERVICE
* LEADERSHIP SKILL BUILDING
* FUNDRAISING SKILL BUILDING
“I’m proud to have watched the Ram Council grow over the past five years into an influential, meaningful organization. It has not only provided fun and camaraderie, but has also instilled confidence in students who’ve committed to a substance-free high school experience. The Ram Council Foundation has filled a great void by giving our youth reinforcement and an instrumental forum that supports the path
they’ve chosen. GO RAM COUNCIL!”
Former First Selectman, New Canaan, CT
“I truly believe in your mission and adore your group and what you add to our community. Ultimately youth need to have opportunities other than the party scene and I believe the majority will choose safe sober fun like the RAM Council does if given the option. Keep making a difference,
you really are THE NEW REALITY!"
Jacqueline D'Louhy, LCSW
New Canaan Youth and Family Services Coordinator
“Three cheers for Joyce and her leadership with the Ram Council.
As a recovering alcoholic of over 25 years and a former guest speaker
at one of her galas, I was truly amazed at the number of kids
who participate in this wonderful organization of wanting to live
a clean and sober life, especially in their high school years.
I plan to continue to support the Ram Council."
Founder, Mitchells & Richards
"The RAM Council - and it's teen members - is a bold and brave initiative that stands up proudly for clean and sober lifestyles.
Bravo to Joyce Sixsmith for her vision in creating the RAM Council
and the passion and dedication she models for it's members."
Executive Director, Life Solutions of Darien