Teens Who See Tobacco Ads More Likely to Smoke

January 24, 2011

JoinTogether.org reports on teens who are influence by seeing tobacco ads. The article states new research corroborates that teens exposed to tobacco ads are more likely to smoke, and are not simply more susceptible to advertising, Reuters Health reported Jan. 18.

According to a study abstract, researchers surveyed 2,101 teens between 10 and 17 who had never smoked and followed up over nine months. The teens were shown ads from which all branding had been removed for six brands of cigarettes and eight commercial products. After nine months, 13 percent of the youth (277) had begun smoking.

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Funding Announcement: Grant Opportunity

January 24, 2011

Grant: National Programs to Improve the Health and Educational Outcomes of Young People – To improve child and adolescent health by helping schools and communities create an environment that fosters a culture of wellness and makes healthy choices the easy choice.

Funder: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Eligibility: Nonprofits, state and local education and/or health agencies, institutions of higher education, juvenile justice and correctional centers, alternative schools, shelters for homeless and runaway youth.

Deadline: March 4.

Amount: Twenty-five awards ranging from $150,000 to $350,000 each.

Contact: www07.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid.

Funding Announcement: Grant Opportunity

January 21, 2011

ING Unsung Heroes
Deadline: April 30th

Each year, educators submit applications for an ING Unsung Heroes grant by describing projects they have initiated or would like to pursue. Each project is judged on its innovative method, creativity, and ability to positively influence the students. 100 finalists are selected to receive a $2,000 grant, payable to both the winning teacher and his or her school. At least one grant is awarded in each of the 50 states, provided at least one qualified application was received from each state. Winners are selected by Scholarship America, a national non-profit educational support and student aid service organization. Of the 100 finalists, three are selected for additional financial awards: $25,000 for first place; $10,000 for second place; and $5,000 for third place. The top winners are selected by ING’s Educators Advisory Board, consisting of six distinguished educators from across the United States.
ING Unsung Heroes Website

Funding Announcement: Grant Opportunity

January 21, 2011

Department of Justice: Multi-State Mentoring Initiative
Deadline: February 28th

This program provides support to expand or enhance the capacity of organizations currently operating mentoring programs in several states that target at-risk or high-risk populations younger than 18 years of age. Priority will be given to enhancement activities that contribute to the quality of the mentoring program, as well as efforts to address both individual and environmental factors that contribute to delinquency, with a focus on the following program strategies: the involvement of parents in the project and the provision of services for them, the delivery of structured activities and programs for the mentoring match, or the implementation or expansion of ongoing training and support for mentors.
Multi-State Mentoring Initiative Website

Studies show Indiana teens more likely to use drugs

January 21, 2011

Monroe County Community Schools in Indiana dropped the DARE program and instead opted for the LifeSkills Training program, which Jen Staab, a counselor at Batchelor Middle School in Bloomington said has been more successful. Staab said the program change was a primary reason monthly drug use rates among the county’s students have decreased so much.

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FREE Webinar:Writing Botvin LifeSkills Training into Your Texas 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant

January 21, 2011

Join us for this webinar to learn how to construct a logic model and budget to meet the objectives of the RFA below.

Thursday, February 3, 2:30 p.m. CST 

Click here to register.

The Texas 21st CCLC program provides opportunities to expand activities in community learning centers that provide a number of services including youth development activities and drug and violence prevention.

Botvin LifeSkills Training (LST) is an evidence-based, drug and violence prevention program for Elementary*, Middle School*, High School and Transitions students. LST provides a social learning, competency enhancement approach that supports readiness to learn and academic success.

These programs can be delivered by a variety of school personnel and community providers, both in school and in after-school settings.

*Available in Spanish

RFA: TX 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Cycle 7, Year 1

Grant: To provide opportunities beyond the normal school day for communities to establish or expand activities in community learning centers.

Funder: The Texas Education Agency (TEA) under Title IV, Part B, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)

Eligibility: LEAs, ISDs, open-enrollment charter schools, ESCs, CBOs, and other public or private entities, nonprofit agencies, city or county government agencies, faith-based organizations, IHEs, and for-profit corporations.

Amount: Multiple awards ranging from a minimum of $50,000 

Contact: Candace Ferguson, Division of School Readiness and Partnerships, TEA, (512) 463-5619 or Candace.Ferguson@tea.state.tx.us

Deadline: February 15, 2011

Questions?  Email olt@nhpamail.com for more information.

New training dates added to schedule

January 21, 2011

New training dates added to schedule in February 2011:

Tuesday, February 8th at 3:00 pm EDT – Middle School

Friday, February 11th at 10:00 am EDT – Middle School

Monday, February 14th at 9:30 am EDT – High School

Click here to view full schedule and Register Today!

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