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How a Parent’s Drinking Affects Their Child

Kids are imitators. From birth, they learn everything they know by watching the people around them. Parents are the first to teach their children to talk, use a spoon, and to walk. They learn our best traits, such as being respectful to the cashier at the grocery store. They also learn our worst traits, like […]


County: Buncombe Grantee: Asheville City Schools, Buncombe County Schools Title: Prom-Promise Description: Providing prom committees from the city and county school systems with funding to campaign the student body in finding safe alternatives for post-prom activities. The participating schools get students to contract with their parents for an alcohol- and drug-free event and “promise” to […]

Our Voice

County: Buncombe Grantee: Our Voice Title: Our Voice Description: Addressing sexual assaults related to substance misuse at the college level. This program, through an encompassing plan of education, information, and victim counseling provides the necessary tools for the navigation of a complex situation. Why This Project Was Chosen: The program has a proven history of […]

Resistance is Not Futile: 9 Ways to Resist Peer Pressure

Peer pressure is a dynamic social force that encourages the alignment to certain behaviors, values, and beliefs, dictated by the individual or group. Adolescents experience peer pressure as particularly powerful, considering it is thought to be the most impressionable age of influence. When you feel like you’re being pressured to do something that you’d rather […]

Community Outreach and Mentoring

County: Buncombe Grantee: North Buncombe High School Title: Community Outreach and Mentoring Description: The Weaverville Police Department began partnering with students at the local high school last year. Officers joined those students at a Town sponsored music event and ran a tent where they handed out free water, toys, and gifts with messages reminding citizens […]

Think, Don’t Drink, Alcohol Prevention and Awareness Program

County: Guilford Grantee:Communities in Schools of High Point, Inc. Title: Think, Don’t Drink, Alcohol Prevention and Awareness Program Description: The “Think, Don’t Drink, Alcohol Prevention and Awareness Program” led by Communities in Schools of High Point will focus on the “whole child” to ensure that they learn to make healthy choices related to alcohol and […]

Anchor Initiative

County: Brunswick Grantee: Brunswick Sheriff’s Charitable Foundation Title: Anchor Initiative Description: The Brunswick Sheriff’s Charitable Foundation has established the Anchor Initiative Fund to help the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office combat and treat the effects of drug and alcohol addiction in Brunswick County. The Anchor Initiative program will provide care, recovery, and treatment for any addict […]

SMART Moves Program

County: Iredell Grantee: Boys & Girls Clubs of the Piedmont Title: SMART Moves Program Description: The SMART (Skills Mastery and Resilience Training) Moves program focuses on prevention and education programs teaching youth decision-making and assertiveness skills to help them make better choices. Why This Project Was Chosen: This organization serves a large population of our […]

Statesville Area Scout Strong Initiative

County: Iredell Grantee: Boy Scouts Title: Statesville Area Scout Strong Initiative Description: It is a primary prevention program that uses physical and emotional fitness aspects of the scouting program to teach skills to resist drugs and alcohol and how to make healthy choices. Why This Project Was Chosen: Addresses youth education on alcohol and substance […]