Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2002, $1,750,000)
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT 2002-LP-CX-K002 (4)
The Eloy Governor's Alliance Against Drugs Coalition (EGAAD) was established in 1990 to address substance abuse among rural youty in thr remote agrucultural community of Eloy in Southern Arizona. The vision of the EGAAD Coalition is to create a safe and healthy environment for reisdents, families, schools, and communities. Continuation ofo funding is requested to allow EGAAD to continue its efforts to provide comprehensive substance abuse prevention services to high-risk youth anf families to reduce the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. EGAAD's four-year strategic
plan is anchored on the following long-term goals: to decrease substance abuse among youth, reduce juvenile crime, change community norms favorable toward drug-free lifestyles, sustain collaborative relationships, and impact local public policy. The project design consists of two major components. The first will continue to repicate the Botvin's Life Skills Traaining curriculum disigned to address a wide range of risk and protective factors by teaching personal and social skills, drug resistance skills, and normative education. The second component iwll implement the Birth To Three parenting program, which taargets teen parents and is designed to ensure the well being of children, strengthen families and help prevent child abuse and neglect.