Our Mission: "Saving Lives By Empowering Youth To Be Drug Free And Encouraging Parents

To Communicate Effectively With Their Children About The Dangers Of Drugs"

The Courage to Speak® Foundation was founded in 1996, shortly after Ginger and Larry Katz lost their son, Ian to a drug overdose. Since then, The Courage to Speak Foundation has been dedicated to fulfilling a promise Ginger made to Ian: She promised to do everything in her power to prevent this tragedy from happening to another family.

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Facilitator Online Training

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facilitators teaching this course across the country. Provide parents in your community the knowledge to keep their children safe.



Read up to date facts, tips and stories about youth drug abuse prevention and more.



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Programs and Services

The Courage to Speak has drug abuse prevention programs for elementary, middle and high school students, as well as for parents.


Parenting Course

Courage To Speak- Courageous Parenting 101 is a course to arm parents with the knowledge to keep their children safe from drugs and other risky behaviors.


Book a Presentation

Ginger Katz, CEO and Founder, travels the country year round to share the story of her son, Ian, who lost his life to substance abuse.

The Courage to Speak®Foundation, 71 East Avenue, Suite M, Norwalk, CT 06851     203-831-9700 TOLL FREE: (877) 431-3295