Thursday, February 23, 2012

Valley United Way Funds Youth Programs

Valley Independent (Ansonia, CT) February 21, 2012

"This year, $2,000 was available to allocate to programs they felt most worthwhile and met the needs of Youth in the community determined by their annual needs assessment. The following areas were identified as of critical concern to teens in the Valley: drugs and alcohol, bullying, texting and driving, drugs, alcohol, teen violence, the arts, stress, mentors and after school activities.
The Youth Leadership members approved the following programs to receive venture grant funding:
Seymour High School will receive $375 for their .Take a Stand' program – a day long presentation for the Seymour/ Oxford junior class students to participate in. The program creates awareness about the responsibility of driving and the consequences when mixing drugs/alcohol and driving. Students participate in group lectures, discussion, hands on activities with several outside agencies and witness several mock mass casualty multi-vehicle extrication." Read More

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