- GET INVOLVED
Terry Allen Jones
Terry Allen Jones holds a Bachelors Degree in Theater Arts with a minor in Business. He was a marketing executive for the Xerox Corporation and the director of field operations for the March of Dimes. He has given over 5,500 presentations and workshops nationwide to schools, churches, businesses, communities, and social service agencies. In working with these groups, Terry has written several screenplays about violence, directed and produced several youth groups who performed skits, pantomimes and music videos. He is the president of CATTT, Creating Alternative Thinking Through Theater, a Florida-based training provider that uses theater to teach positive decision making to youth, and a certified Trainer in Conflict Resolution. Terry is a ten-time FAVACA volunteer in youth development, serving in Grenada, Jamaica, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia and St, Vincent and the Grenadines and training 175 participants.
GRENADA HOSTS SIXTH OPERATION SAFE SUMMER. As part of a collaboration that dates back to 1999, FAVACA supported Operation Safe Summer in Grenada for the sixth year. The annual youth leadership training program is organized locally by the Drug Control Secretariat (DCS) of the Ministry of Education. This year the sessions were co-directed by DCS staff Dave Alexander and Terence Walters. FAVACA volunteer-consultants Majken Peterzen, Tallahassee and Terry Allen Jones, Clearwater, provided training for twenty teachers. The team took their show on the road, traveling from St. George's, Grenada, to the island of Carriacou to train 15 youth leaders from secondary schools in both sites. Peterzen and Jones traveled July 3-17, 2005. Topics covered during the sessions included conflict resolution, anger management, communication, leadership skills and drug abuse. Jones is an actor and educator and works as an independent consultant through his company, Creating Alternative Thinking Through Theater.
JAMAICANS MOTIVATED IN FIGHT AGAINST SUBSTANCE ABUSE. Michael Tucker, executive director of the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA), requested a two-day workshop for the council's community leaders to help motivate them to come up with innovative ways to bring substance abuse prevention education to their communities. Veteran volunteer Terry Allen Jones, Clearwater, conducted several sessions for the NCDA on youth leadership, community organization, communication skills and a staff leadership workshop. Invited participants included teachers, youth leaders, police officers, government officials and NCDA field staff. Jones traveled to Jamaica November 19-23, 2004, and worked with a total of 45 participants. As a result of the workshop 4 participants facilitated leadership activities for the group and bonds were built between organizations that have not worked together in the past. As a FAVACA volunteer Jones has conducted training around the region and is known for his energetic and interactive presentations. He manages his own training and presentation business Creating Alternative Thinking Through Theater.
GRENADA HOSTS FIFTH OPERATION SAFE SUMMER. As part of a collaboration that dates back to 1999, FAVACA supported Operation Safe Summer in Grenada for the fifth year. The annual youth leadership training program is organized locally by the Drug Control Secretariat (DCS) of the Ministry of Education. This year the sessions were co-directed by DCS staff Dave Alexander and Terence Walters and FAVACA volunteer-consultant Terry Allen Jones, Clearwater. The team took their show on the road, traveling from St. George's, Grenada to the islands of Carriacou and Petite Martinique to train 15 youth leaders from secondary schools in both sites. Jones traveled July 9-18, 2004. Topics covered during the two-day sessions included conflict resolution, anger management, communication, leadership skills and drug abuse. Jones is an actor and educator. He works as an independent consultant through his company, Creating Alternative Thinking Through Theater. This project was supported in part by the Narcotics Affairs Section of the US Embassy Barbados.
GRENADIAN DARE OFFICERS, POLICE, COUNSELORS REACH OUT TO COMMUNITY AND FAMILIES. Drug Avoidance Officer Dave Alexander and his colleague Terence Walters requested training targeted to DARE Officers, other police officers, guidance and counseling officers under the title "Working with Young People - The Role of the Family." Veteran volunteer Terry Allen Jones, Clearwater, returned to Grenada June 1-6, 2004. Jones conducted a two day workshop for 26 officers and consulted on plans for the upcoming Operation Safe Summer activities with Alexander and Walters. Jones is the force behind Creating Alternative Thinking Through Theatre, a Florida-based training provider that uses theater to teach positive decision making to youth. This project was funded in part by the INL office of the US Embassy Barbados.
GRENADA YOUTH LAUNCH FOURTH SUMMER DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION PROGRAM. FAVACA, in partnership with the Drug Control Secretariat, Ministry of Education, conducted two weeks of training in Grenada and Carriacou July 14 - 25, 2003. The training team from FAVACA comprised Mr. Terry Allen Jones (Lead Trainer), and Mr. Chad Fears. On 12 July, a one-day training session was held for seven Grenadian students who were trained in previous FAVACA training programs in 2001 and 2002. The seven students assisted the team from FAVACA in conducting the two weeks of training. The main focus of the two-week anti-drug-abuse training exercise was the promotion of non-violence in schools and the community. The aim was to produce print materials addressing the above subject. During the week of July 14 - 18, a group of 32 teachers and students was brought together in Grenada. During the week of July 21 - 25, a similar one-week training session for 32 teachers and students was held in Carriacou, which is Grenada's Dependency. These events were supported in part by the United States Embassy - Barbados.
ST. KITTS & NEVIS TEACHERS, STUDENTS, PARENTS TACKLE DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION. Private consultant lead volunteers Majken Peterzen, Tallahassee, and Terry Allen Jones, Viera, returned to St. Kitts and Nevis January 27-February 1, 2003, to set the stage for a three-pronged national drug abuse prevention initiative. The project involves training in "Learn and Serve" philosophy for school personnel, "Students in Community Service" for students, and an oral history project for adults and students. Peterzen and Jones worked closely with Patrick Prince, PhD, executive secretary, National Council on Drug Abuse Prevention within the Office of the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Culture, and the Office of Returning Nationals.
ST. KITTS & NEVIS PILOT COMMUNITIES MOBILIZE FOR DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION. Private consultants Majken Peterzen, Tallahassee, and Terry Allen Jones, Viera, lead volunteers on a U.S. Embassy Barbados-funded project returned to St. Kitts and Nevis September 26 - October 6, 2002. Activities included implementation of a community-based assessment, capacity-building and planning exercises in two targeted communities. As well, they focused on creation of a culturally significant and historical publication of interviews/photos/sketches of elders in the Federation. Peterzen and Jones worked closely with Patrick Prince, PhD, executive secretary, National Council on Drug Abuse Prevention within the Office of the Prime Minister and consulted with 65 stakeholders and community members.
ST. KITTS & NEVIS COMMUNITIES MOBILIZED FOR SUSTAINABLE SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION - PHASE ONE. Corps volunteers and private prevention and youth development consultants Majken Peterzen and Terry Jones, along with state service learning experts Bruce Manciagli and Joe Follman worked with St. Kitts and Nevis National Drug Abuse Prevention Council Executive Director Dr. Patrick Prince June 20-28, 2002, in Basseterre, St. Kitts and Charlestown, Nevis to mobilize communities against drugs. Training teachers, parents, law enforcement personnel, the business community and youth, the team focused on empowering young people to act responsibly to make a difference in their communities. Workshops included needs assessment, awareness campaigns, volunteerism, and how to become sustainable. Two additional phases are planned for September and December. This project is supported by the Narcotics Affairs Section of the US Embassy - Bridgetown, Barbados.
ST. KITTS & NEVIS DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION PLAN TAKES SHAPE Late last year FAVA/CA submitted a successful proposal to the U.S. Embassy in Barbados for funding of a three-country planning activity focusing on drug abuse prevention methods particularly for youth. The planning focuses on current programs and brainstorming to implement other useful programs in St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, and St. Lucia. Majken Peterzen and Terry Allen Jones of the Florida Prevention Association (FPA) in Tallahassee traveled to St. Kitts January 14-18, 2002, to conduct the assessments. Peterzen and Jones worked closely with Patrick Prince, PhD, executive secretary, National Council on Drug Abuse Prevention within the Office of the Prime Minister.