Refuse to Use Kick-Off

Refuse to Use Kick-Off

Refuse to Use Kick-Off

The Refuse to Use Kick-Off is scheduled for Sunday, September 28, at Manchester Elementary Middle School. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. for sign in. The event starts promptly at 1 p.m. The Collaborative’s Refuse to Use (RTU) program focuses on youth substance use prevention education, in partnership with Stratton Mountain Resort, Riley Rink, Viking Nordic Center and the Dorset Theatre. Students in grades 7 to 12 from Flood Brook School, the Mountain School at Winhall, the Dorset School, Long Trail School, Manchester Elementary and Middle School, Maple Street School and Burr and Burton Academy are welcome to participate. Students participating in RTU take a pledge to attend five educational events and remain substance free. Parents or guardians take a pledge to attend two events and support their student. Students who meet all the requirements of the RTU program choose a season pass to  Stratton Mountain Ski Resort, Reilly Rink at Hunter Park or Viking Nordic as an incentive. Participants who have successfully completed the program also receive a season’s pass to the Dorset Theatre Festival.

This year’s RTU Kick Off format is participant-driven, engaging and fun. Students participating in RTU are required to attend the Kick-Off with a parent or guardian. For details, go to, call your school  or contact The Collaborative at 802-824-4200 or


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