Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $360,000)
The goal of the Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) Program is to support and enhance State efforts, in cooperation with local jurisdictions, to enforce laws prohibiting the sale of alcoholic beverages, or the consumption of alcoholic beverages by minors. For the purpose of the program, minors are defined as individuals under 21 years of age.
Tennessee will focus on intervention at the local and state levels in Tennessee as the target populations served are youth grades kindergarten-12th grade in settings such as juvenile courts, schools, low-income housing, Driver's Education classes, after school programs and Teen Alternative Learning Centers. Grantees promote collaborative efforts with law enforcement, community agencies, merchants, bartenders and parents. The Class Action curriculum, an evidence based program, is used to educate youth on the dangers of drinking and driving, date rape and violence while drinking. Other activities include Project Prom and Project Graduation encouraging drug and alcohol free parties, and DUI goggles and Alcohol Sales Kits used by a police department to educate students, faculty, and merchants on dangers of driving while drinking and selling alcohol to underage youth. The State will also sponsor public service announcements using television ads, billboards and radio are being designed by youth. The Great Body Shop curriculum will be used to teach leadership skills and the positive impact of having a healthy attitude and behavior through character education, violence prevention, critical thinking and asset building.