About Us

The mission and purpose of Kutztown Strong is to Strengthen The Resolve Of the Next Generation to make healthy, informed decisions, envisioning such healthy behaviors will create STRONG communities.

Want to learn more about how Kutztown Strong came to be?    Click the link below to see our history!

Below are some of important Events, Skills, Awareness techniques, and Awards that have been acknowledged by the community and published in newspapers in the area. For more articles click here

Kutztown Patriot, October 23, 2014

    Kutztown Strong – committed to making a difference

Morning Call, April 22, 2014

    Kutztown meeting on drug abuse


2nd Annual Kutztown Kruizz, July 25, 2016

Kutztown Kruizz to take place, July 4, 2016

Kutztown Patriot, March 6, 2017

    Kutztown Strong Hosts 3×3 Basketball Tournament

Kutztown Patriot, September 3, 2015

     Battle of the Bands

Kutztown Patriot, March 14, 2015

     Saucony Creek Cleanup


     Take a moment to practice mindfulness, April 11, 2016

Kutztown Patriot, November 6, 2015

     Column: Do you know where your children are?

Kutztown Patriot, October 30, 2014

    Oasis Afterschool program/Cougar Chronicle


NPR, March 12, 2016

Column: Coming out of the shadows, January 27, 2016

Kutztown Patriot, August 17, 2017 ( Kutztown Strong Enacts Strong Relationship between KASD, Community, and KU)

DIGG.com, January 18, 2017

    Iceland – Stopping Substance Abuse

CBS – 60 Minutes, November 1, 2015

     Video: Heroin in the Heartland

DA Leadership Institute

     Kathy Metrick Interview

Kutztown Patriot, July 1, 2015

     Cougar Chronicle anti drug message

wfmz.com, May 13, 2015

     Brandywine student overdoses

Reading Eagle, November 16, 2014

     Heroin’s tragic toll/Brain Drain event

Kutztown Patriot, November 13, 2014

     Brain Drain event


Unsung heroes at Kutztown Strong, August 13, 2016

Berks Foundation announces Grants, May 31, 2016

Kutztown Patriot, June 19, 2017

    Kutztown Community Partnership – Honored as BEST MAIN STREET Program

Kutztown Patriot, February 20, 2015

     Communities That Care Grant

Kutztown Patriot, December 16, 2014

     Poverty levels in Kutztown/Kutztown Strong Grant

Kutztown Patriot, November 20, 2014

     Kutztown Strong Award