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FY 2004 Continuation Drug-Free Communities Support Program

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Funding First Awarded

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2001, $99,820)

The Bonneville Youth Development Council serves Bonneville County and is located in eastern Idaho bordering Wyoming. The county covers approximately 1,840 square miles, with a population of 80,000. Though classified as suburban, most of the county's population is found in Idaho Falls, the county seat. To achieve the two goals of reducing substance abuse among youth and, over time, among adults, and of strengthening community anti-drug coalitions, the coalition will implement the following strategies:
1) increase the ability of the community to build assets in youth by educating the community, including parents and youth, on the results of the Search Institutes Survey and the importance of building developmental assets in youth and the role of assets in reducing the risk of substance abuse;
2) develop joint programs focused on prevention of youth substance abuse and increase Bonneville Youth Development Council's capacity to strengthen families;
3) provide youth with opportunities for leadership roles in the community and the opportunity for involvement in after-school programs; and
4) enhance the ability of the community to more effectively provide prevention and treatment services for substance abuse among youth by using the Search Institute's Healthy Communities, Healthy Youth Asset Building Model.

Date Created: June 27, 2002