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FY 2004 Continuation Drug-Free Communities Support Program Application for Continuation Funding

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2000, $98,216)

The South Whidbey Youth Center is the fiscal agent for the Seeds of Change: Partners for a Drug-Free Community. Seeds of Change serves a rural population of 25,000 that is located on the southern end of Whidbey Island, Washington. The coalition goals are: 1) strengthening family, neighborhood, and intergenerational relationships by promoting opportunities for positive involvement of youth within the community; 2) changing community norms with respect to alcohol and substance abuse by both youth and adults; and, 3) continuing to establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, governments, and private non-profit agencies to sustain the work and administrative arm of the coalition. To meet these goals, the coalition will implement these strategies:
1) encourage supportive relationships with caring adults;
2) increase youth participation in developing solutions to youth related
3) increase parenting skills;
4) implement a community-wide media campaign;
5) identify, recruit, and train new coalition partners in prevention strategies;
6) provide a safe and drug free environment for youth at a multigenerational
community service facility; and,
7) develop youth leadership skills by creating Youth Councils.


Date Created: September 29, 2001