Westminster Area C.A.A.T. is a community based non-profit organization serving the City of Westminster and the unincorporated area of Adams County.

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Prom & Graduation 2017

Parents Who Host Lose the Most

Parents Who Host Lose the Most ‘Don’t Be a Party to Teenage Drinking’ Campaign: Letters and parent/teen contracts are sent each year to the parents (1431 letters in 2017) of Juniors and Seniors of Westminster High School students and all parents at Hidden Lake High School. A contract is included for teen and parent to discuss promises to each other on drug/alcohol free prom and graduation celebrations, not riding with an impaired driver, and the parent providing a safe, drug and alcohol free environment for him/her and their friends. In 2015, some students brought in the contracts signed by themselves and their parents when they bought their prom/after-prom tickets.

As part of the 2016 student anti-drug campaign at Westminster High School the students who brought in a contract with completed signatures received a $10 discount on their prom ticket. There were 295 contracts submitted with signatures out of 425 tickets sold for prom/after prom party. 300 students attended the after prom party. A $10 discount has been offered again in 2017.

The letters are available for download HERE in both English and Spanish.


Thank you to the following sponsors:

     Eleaner Scott, Chairman, Westminster Area C.A.A.T.

     Dr. Pamela Swanson, Superintendent, Westminster Public Schools

     District Attorney Dave Young, 17th Judicial District, Adams/Broomfield Counties

     Sheriff Michael McIntosh, Adams County Sheriff’s Office

     Chief Tim Carlson, Westminster Police Department

Just Say NO to Drugs 2017

Westminster Area Community Awareness Action Team (C.A.A.T.) promotes "Just Say NO to Drugs" projects in the spring time of the school year for area elementary students and middle school students.  As the National Red Ribbon Campaign is in the fall or at the beginning of the school year, the "Just Say NO to Drugs" project is at the end of the school year with the same goals.  That goal is promote a healthy lifestyle with no use of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana or any other drug.  Students take a pledge to Be Drug Free at Red Ribbon time, and in the spring time, we believe these students need a reminder of their pledge to Be Drug Free as they embark on the summer break from school.  Summer is a very vulnerable time as students have lots of leisure and sometimes unsupervised time to get into trouble that may lead to drug use.

Spring of 2017, Westminster Area C.A.A.T. is offering a Poster Contest for students (grades 1 thru 5) and an Essay Contest for students (grades 6 thru 8) enrolled in eligible schools (listing below) and within the boundaries of the City of Westminster, Colorado OR schools in Westminster Public Schools (formally known as Adams County School Dist. #50).   Poster and Essay Contests have a deadline of Monday, May 1, 2017.

  • Posters entries in the contest are collected in the office of the school of the artist's enrollment.  That School must call C.A.A.T. (720-542-4581) to schedule a poster contest pick-up between May 3-5, 2017.
  • Essay entries in the contest are submitted via the US mail (Westminster Area C.A.A.T. - P.O. Box 1532 - Westminster, CO 80036).  Option for Westminster Public School's Essay Contest entries is via school interoffice mail addressed (C.A.A.T. Office / Hidden Lake HS), only.


Eligible Schools within the Boundaries of City of Westminster, CO: Academy of Charter Schools, Adams Elementary, Arapahoe Ridge Elementary, Belleview Christian School, Cornerstone Christian Academy, Cotton Creek Elementary, Crown Point Charter Academy, Holy Trinity Catholic, Hyland Christian School, Life Christian Academy, Lucas Elementary, Rocky Mountain Elementary, Ryan Elementary, Semper Elementary, Sheridan Green Elementary, Witt STEM Elementary, Woodrow Wilson Academy.

Eligible Schools in Westminster Public Schools: FM Day Elementary, Fairview Elementary, Flynn Elementary, Harris Park Elementary, Hodgkins Elementary, Mesa Elementary, Metz Elementary, Sherrelwood Elementary, Skyline Vista Elementary, Sunset Ridge Elementary, Tennyson Knolls Elementary, Westminster Academy for International Studies, Colorado STEM Academy, Ranum Middle School, Scott Carpenter Middle School and Shaw Heights Middle School.


Got Drugs?

National Prescription Drug Take Back - Saturday, April 29, 2017, 10:00am to 2:00pm

Westminster Police Department Drop Off Location: 9110 Yates Street Westminster, Colorado 80031

CLICK HERE to access the Safe Disposal Brochure.

For more information visit DEA.gov

This site provides external links as a convenience to our users. The appearance of external hyperlinks on the Westminster Area Community Awareness Action Team (C.A.A.T.)  website, known as www.drugfreecommunity.com, does not constitute endorsement by the linked websites, or the information, products or services contained therein. Westminster Area Community Awareness Action Team (C.A.A.T.) does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations.

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