Spring Vendor Craft Fair Benefits Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program

Published 03/10 2014 12:43PM

Updated 03/10 2014 12:45PM

The West Scranton Intermediate School is hosting a spring vendor and craft fair on Saturday, April 5, from 10 AM – 4 PM. The event will provide customers with a one stop shopping experience for the spring holidays and raise funds for PROmoting School – community – university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience (PROSPER) drug and alcohol prevention programs.
A wide selection of vendors will be on hand including Mary Kay Cosmetics, Pampered Chef, Silpada Designs, Scentsy, Tastefully Simple and more. Handcrafted items such as jewelry, scarves, shawls, wood crafts, hair bows, and home décor will also be featured.  Baskets, door prizes and food will be available. Admission is $2 per person.
The PROSPER project is an innovative model for bringing evidence based prevention programs to communities in order to strengthen youth, families, and the community. The focus is on strengthening parent-child relations and problem-solving, building youth life skills, and teaching youth to avoid peer pressure or dangerous behaviors.
The Scranton School District has participated in the PROSPER project for eight years. A team which consists of Penn State Extension, school personnel, students, families, community leaders, health and social service providers, and others work together to implement and sustain scientifically-proven programs that meet the needs of family and youth in Scranton. Currently, The Strengthening Families Program: for Parents and Youth 10-14 is being implemented in the district.
The Strengthening Families Program: for Parents and Youth 10-14 is a free seven week two-hour program which improves parenting skills, builds life skills in youth and strengthens family bonds. Over 100 Scranton families have successfully completed the program.
For more information about the vendor craft fair or PROSPER, call Penn State Extension at 570-963-6842.

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