Rose Bud EAST students have been selected to serve on the WISE Council

   

8/9/2013 3:45:29 PM

Rose Bud EAST students have been selected to serve on the WISE (White County Invested in Substance Abuse Eradication) council. WISE is committed to using evidence-based programs to reduce underage drinking in White County.

Rose Bud EAST students have been selected to serve on the WISE (White County Invested in Substance Abuse Eradication) council. WISE is committed to using evidence-based programs to reduce underage drinking in White County. We are building a strong coalition representing all sectors of our community to achieve the WISE vision. This WISE vision is to have a prevention program in every place where children and their caregivers may be found: homes, schools, after-school programs, churches, and businesses.

Pat Brannin, Region 3 Prevention Resource Center Coordinator and WISE Advisory Board member, met with RBHS EAST students and explained the organizational structure of WISE and the goals and functions of each of the six committees. She invited several of the students to serve on the council to help develop their action strategies and programs.

On Thursday, January 17, Rose Bud EAST students will attend training with WISE board members and representatives from many sectors in White County including law enforcement, faith-based groups, prevention workers, parents, educators, elected officials, business and others who have a sincere desire in preventing underage drinking in White County. The training will focus on the specific committee action strategies listed below.

WISE Action Committees:

·         The Faith-based Committee will do a targeted mailing to the faith-based community in an effort to involve more White County churches in prevention efforts.

·         The School Committee will develop a report of prevention programs in use in White County.

·         The After-school committee will research what programs are available in outlying areas.

·         The Youth Committee will actively recruit youth to become involved with WISE.

WISE is funded and developed through a $150,000 grant to reduce underage drinking in White County. The grant is a federal program funded through Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention under the Center for Substance Abuse and Prevention (CSAP) Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF SIG).   EAST students serving on WISE include Ryan Harbin, Sara Madron, Josh Rowe, Lindzee Rippee, Brandon Baker, Amber Hill, and Diana Taylor.

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