21 Reasons is a coalition of community members, organizations, and businesses with a common goal: to build a healthy community environment with policies, practices, and attitudes that support the drug-free development of all youth.
21 Reasons is based on a collaborative model for community-level change. Our committees and action teams are supported by a broad base of community volunteers and organizational representatives. Partners include law enforcement, schools, government and service agencies, neighborhood associations, businesses, faith organizations, parents, and youth.
In other words, 21 Reasons is made up of all of us.
Below is a list of the current 21 Reasons Steering Committee members:
Sam Beal, Executive Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine
Officer Coreena Behnke, Portland Police Department, School Resource Officer
Jim Bourque, Vice President, Nappi Distributors
Tom Handel, Director, Community Television Network 5
Sgt. Andrew Hutchings, Portland Police Department
Ronnie Katz, Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator, City of Portland
Debi Migneault, Principal, Portland HS
Bethany Murphy, Portland Police Department
Marcie Oechslie, Educator, Sexual Assault Services of Southern Maine
Dr. Ellen Popenoe, Neuropsychologist, Portland Parent
Sister Patricia Pora, Director, Hispanic Outreach, Diocese of Portland
Caroline Raymond, Director, Day One
Sue Steele, 21 Reasons Steering Committee Chair, Portland Public School District
Jeanne Whynot-Vickers, Director of Education, LearningWorks