Community members of all ages are invited to join us for our Fall Coalition Meeting on October 20th from 6:00 – 7:30PM! Celebrating our 2022 Prevention Honorees and our Live Your Why and TimeWise programs.

Family-friendly, interactive community event at River Arts with special guest speaker and honoree, Dr. Linda Caldwell. The theme of the evening is supporting youth, families and community members of all ages in making the most of their time.

Pizza, cookies, and fruit will be served. Please RSVP so we know how much food to provide. Walk-ins welcome.

Educators! Come early for a special reception from 5:00 – 5:45pm when we celebrate you! Join us for delicious appetizers and an opportunity for a meet-and-greet with Dr. Linda Caldwell, author of the Timewise Curriculum.

Children are welcome at both events, please use the Children’s ticket for children with child care needs when registering. Please contact Jessica at if you think you will need child care.

Supported by the VAIL Epic Promise Program, the Roessner Family Foundation, and a Drug Free Communities Grant.


About Dr. Linda Caldwell

Linda L. Caldwell received her B.S. from Penn State, her M.S. from North Carolina State University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. She holds the rank of Distinguished Professor Emerita at The Pennsylvania State University. Linda also serves as an “extraordinary professor” at the University of the Western Cape (Community and Health Sciences) in South Africa and served as a guest professor at the University of Iceland (Leisure Studies Program) from 2016-18. During the academic year 2018-19 Linda worked with a colleague at the University of Minho, Braga, Portugal to better understand leisure boredom among Portuguese youth as part of her Fulbright Scholarship.

Linda’s research focuses primarily on leisure interventions and programs that develop youth and young adult competencies, promote healthy lifestyles, and reduce risky behavior. She is the co-developer of two interventions that focus on preventing adolescent risk behavior through the positive use of free time: TimeWise: Taking Charge of Leisure Time and HealthWise South Africa: Life Skills for Young Adults. Her primary funding came from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. She is a co-editor (with Peter Witt) of Youth Development Principles and Practices in Out-of-School Time Settings (2nd ed.).