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FY 2004 Drug-Free Communities Support Program

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2000, $100,000)

Project Summary for 2000-JN-FX-0038 S4

The Metropolitan Development Council is the fiscal agent for Our Youth of Promise Coalition. The coalition serves the urban neighborhoods adjoining Lochburn Middle School in Lakewood, Washington with a population of 12,806. The goals of the coalition are to: 1) educate youth to reject alcohol and illegal drugs; 2) mobilize Lochburn youth to lead change for drug-free schools and community; and, 3) strengthen and enhance collaboration and coalition building efforts to support drug-free communities in Lakewood. To achieve these goals, the coalition will implement the following strategies:
1) increase youth leadership skills in drug/violence prevention;
2) increase parent leadership and advocacy for youth to be drug-free;
3) sponsor positive alternative activities for youth and families;
4) strengthen youth involvement in developing public policy around drug-free
5) increase youth-led prevention education media messages to neighborhood
6) strengthen collaboration with established Neighborhood Associations; and,
7) engage key leaders in the community to expand substance abuse prevention
strategies. CA/NCF

Date Created: July 7, 2002