Hamilton Township Mayor Jeff Martin is pleased to share that $24,000 in grant funding was allocated to the 2023 Hamilton Township School District’s Senior Class After-Prom and After-Graduation programs at all three Hamilton public high schools ($8,000 to each High School).
The Hamilton Township Division of Health worked with Hamilton School District Parent Associations at Hamilton High School West, Nottingham High School, and Steinert High School to help sponsor substance-free events to celebrate prom and graduation for the Senior class and promote healthy choices. Funding was available through the New Jersey Association of County and City Health Officials (NJACCHO)’s Enhancing Local Public Health Infrastructure Grant. The Township received a total of $611,000 in grant funding to assist our Health Division in achieving several goals, including providing healthy options to Township residents.
“Our Health Division worked alongside the Hamilton Alliance Against Substance Abuse Committee (HAASA) to support substance-free and fun activities within the Township's schools and the community, like after-prom and after-graduation. We in Hamilton are proud to support our senior class with an opportunity to safely celebrate their graduation and last days in high school,” commented Mayor Martin.
After-prom and after-graduation events are hosted by Parent Associations. They are supported through sponsorships and donations from the public. If you would like to support these efforts in the future, contact the Hamilton Township high school of your choice in the Fall for up-to-date contact information for Parent Associations. To learn more about NJACCHO, visit their website, www.njaccho.org. To learn more about HAASA, visit their website, www.HamiltonNJ.com/HAASA.