Wednesday, October 22, 2014

GHS Junior Spearheads Plan for Anti-Drug Program

Hartford Courant, October 20, 2014

"Griswold High School junior Isabel Poole said the local upswing in drug abuse has touched her circle of friends. "I'm concerned about drugs. I know people personally [who have been involved with drugs]. I know what it does to them, and it's never good." Now, through her internship at the office of First Selectman Kevin Skulczyck, Poole is writing a grant proposal to fund a local anti-drug campaign that would involve members throughout the community.

The Griswold program will be patterned on Putnam's Partnership to Reduce the Influence of Drugs for Everyone (Putnam PRIDE). Putnam PRIDE Program Coordinator Romeo Blackmar said he welcomes the chance to collaborate with Griswold and share resources and ideas. A former tutor at Griswold High School, he offered to reach out to Griswold town officials after hearing that Griswold was facing the same drug abuse problems as Putnam." Read more

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