The Governor’s Prevention and Advisory Council on Drugs and Alcohol awarded $100,000 to community groups to help fight underage risky behaviors.
The council launched the “Not Our Kids” campaign, which supports community efforts to prevent substance abuse. All funding goes to North Dakota communities and nonprofit organizations to help reduce substance abuse in underage children, a news release from Gov. John Hoeven’s office said.
The grants will help fund programs in four North Dakota communities:
· Northern Lights Youth Services in Hillsboro will receive $44,591 for Reality Check (North Dakota SADD) grades 4-6. The goal is to work with high school students to be good role models for younger children.
· Prairie Public Broadcasting will receive $35,000 for its High Risk High project. PBS will broadcast programs for North Dakota students in grades 6 and higher, focusing on successful local programs and remedies that can be replicated elsewhere, as well as on policies that support success.
· West Dakota Parent Family Resource Center in Dickinson will receive $19,265 for its Love and Logic program. The center serves southwestern North Dakota and will partner with parents of adolescents to prevent risky behavior development in children.
· Milnor Public School will receive $1,144 for Too Good for Drugs, a program directed at students in grades 4-6.
“Fighting drug and alcohol abuse is an ongoing battle, and it begins in our own homes and communities,” first lady Mikey Hoeven said in a statement. “The Prevention and Advisory Council can help seed the kinds of grassroots efforts that we know can make a difference.”