About ADAP

Mission Statement
The mission of ADAP is to bring awareness to Weston youth, parents, and the community about substance abuse and to provide education to help Weston youth make healthy choices.

What is ADAP?
The Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program of Weston, Inc. (ADAP) is a 501(c) 3, volunteer organization with representatives from members of the community, Weston PTO’s, Weston Youth Services, Police Department, educators, and youth.

ADAP’s community awareness, and education programs have included the Youth Leadership Council (YLC), Red Ribbon Week, pre-prom assembly, the Fatal Vision workshop, articles in local papers, the ADAP Website, the ADAP Family Newsletter, town forums, Speaker Series has included nationally known speakers like Dr. Michael Nerney and Dr. Roni Cohen-Sandler.

Providing alternative healthy activities for youth is important to encouraging healthy choices. Popular alcohol and drug-free events sponsored by ADAP have included the Evergreen Ball and Mountain Laurel Dance.

ADAP has been recognized by the State of Connecticut’s Governor’s Prevention Partnership, the Connecticut Coalition to Stop Underage Drinking, for its initiatives in their prevention efforts regarding the use of alcohol use by youth, educating the community about the risks of substance abuse, and for providing a safe, and healthy environment for their youth. We invite you to learn more, and become a part of our team.

ADAP and ADAP’s Youth Leadership Council are supported by
The Mid-Fairfield Substance Abuse Coalition, United Way of Westport/Weston, Kiwanis of Weston, County Assemblies, Weston Women’s League and Weston Boosters.


Executive Board
President: Eilene Brostoff
Treasurer:Sitta Harris
Secretary: Rose Horowitz

Grants: Sitta Harris

Website:Jamie Berger Katz
Dance Chairperson: TBA

Youth Leadership Council
YLC Facilitator: Tim Walsh

YLC High School Reps
Olivia Ferdinand
Berry Phillips
Reid Brostoff
Matt Sydney

David Katz, Media Coordinator

Evergreen Ball Co-Chairs:
Jennifer Socha and Kristana Esslinger


  • What’s Happening ADAP

    Co-Chairs are needed for Evergreen Ball 2018! 

    An annual tradition for over 30 years, the Evergreen Ball is a semi-formal dance for 9th and 10th grade students residing in Weston.  It is a festive and enjoyable evening held in December. Students are welcome to attend in groups, with dates or as individuals.

    Please consider co-chairing this event. Planning begins in early September to select a date and venue for December.

    To learn more, please contact one of our previous chairpersons:
    Kristana Esslinger at kristana.esslinger@gmail.com
    Jennifer Socha at jmurs8@gmail.com

    ADAP YLC meets:
    (First Monday of each month at the Weston Public Library from 7-9PM):

    2017/2018 Meeting Dates: Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Dec. 4, Jan. 8, Feb. 5, Mar. 5, Apr. 2, May 7, June 4 (possible make-up or end of year party depending on school calendar).


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