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Mark Your Calendar: Planning Your 2021 Prevention Projects Made Easy

As we dive into 2021, we look forward to seeing the many projects our Youth Action Teams will complete this year! Below, we have provided a timeline of prevention-related cause awareness months, weeks and days to help you plan timely and relevant projects and events....

The Opioid Epidemic: What You Need to Know

Opioid-related overdoses and deaths are at an all-time high. In fact, drug overdose deaths are now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States.1 More than 450,000 people died from drug overdoses involving an opioid from 1999 to 2018.2 History In the...

[Commonality Cards Series] Icebreaker: 52 Guesses

If you’re a youth development professional, afterschool provider or teacher who needs more ideas for how to take your virtual facilitation to the next level, our team building blog series featuring virtual activities that use our Commonality Cards is made for you!...

Raising Awareness: Opioid Overdose Facts

By now, you’ve probably heard of the opioid epidemic and know that opioid-related overdoses and deaths are at an all-time high. As the crisis gains attention nationwide, alarming statistics are constantly surfacing on just how severe the issue has become. Below are...

[Commonality Cards Series] Icebreaker: Getting to Know You Game

If you’re a youth development professional, afterschool provider or teacher who needs more ideas for how to take your virtual facilitation to the next level, our team building blog series featuring virtual activities that use our Commonality Cards is made for you!...

Let’s Celebrate the Great American Smokeout

Contributed by Kinsey McMurtry, MPH “Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout event.” This year on November 19, encourage others “to make a plan to quit, or plan in...

A Visionary Leader. A Great Partnership.

Contributed by Ari Russell In the early 1990s, Gwinnett County conducted its first comprehensive needs assessment. Several things became apparent: The needs of the community were growing along with the population; residents knew little about what services were...

[Commonality Cards Series] Icebreaker: Card Flip

If you’re a youth development professional, afterschool provider or teacher who needs more ideas for how to take your virtual facilitation to the next level, our team building blog series featuring virtual activities that use our Commonality Cards is made for you!...
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