Community Foundation accepting grant applications for Youth Advisory Council and Tobacco Grants

December 23, 2016

teen-smokingCommunity Foundation for Northeast Michigan is accepting grant applications for the winter 2017 grant cycles of its Community Impact, Youth Advisory Council and Tobacco Grants. The deadline for all three grant opportunities is Jan. 16, 2017.

Eligibility: All non-profit agencies with a 501(c)(3) IRS designation, schools, churches (for non-religious purposes) and government agencies in the counties of Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency and Presque Isle counties are invited to apply.

  • Community Impact Grants are for a broad range of projects and programs. The maximum grant request amount is $5,000. Mini-grants of up to $1,000 are also available.
  • Youth Advisory Council Grants are for projects benefiting youth under the age of 18. The maximum request amount for YAC Grants is $2,500. Mini-grants of up to $500 are available as well.
  • Tobacco Grants are for projects and programs that address tobacco-related issues including smoking prevention and cessation programs. Applicants may request up to $3,000 through the Tobacco Grant.

Applications are available at http://www.cfnem.org where they may be completed online and submitted via email, or printed for completion. If applications are mailed, they must be postmarked by the grant deadline date and sent to the CFNEM office at P.O. Box 495, Alpena, MI 49707.

Applicants may also call the Community Foundation office for more information at 1-877-354-6881.

Application deadline is 1/16/17

Visit http://www.cfnem.org/ for more info


LifeSkills Training webinars for all levels. Space is limited. Register early!

September 21, 2016
Are you ready for the new school year? Join us on a webinar for new and veteran LST teachers…
Preparing for Success with LifeSkills Training

Palm SpringsWe’re excited to offer a series of webinars designed to help anyone looking to implement the LST program at any level.  Our goal is to help you successfully kick off your implementation of LST!  This informative webinar will discuss and present information related to:

  • Implementing with fidelity
  • Resources for teachers and students
  • Raising awareness about your program
  • Q & A

NEW DATES ADDED

Elementary Program – Tuesday, 10/4 (11am ET – noon) http://tinyurl.com/hhezd5n

Middle School – Wednesday, 10/5 (11am ET – noon) http://tinyurl.com/hxpjzws

High School Program – Thursday, 10/6 (11am ET – noon) http://tinyurl.com/jtatbfq

Transitions Program – Friday, 10/7 (11am ET – noon) http://tinyurl.com/h7wpenl

No experience required. All are welcome, however space is limited. 

 

Learn how to kick off the new school year with a free LifeSkills webinar

August 23, 2016

midschool-330-2Are you ready for the new school year?

Join us on a complimentary webinar for new and veteran LST teachers…

Preparing for Success with LifeSkills Training

We’re excited to offer a series of free webinars designed to help anyone looking to implement the LST program at any level.  Our goal is to help you successfully kick off your implementation of LST!  This informative webinar will discuss and present information related to:

  • Implementing with fidelity
  • Resources for teachers and students
  • Raising awareness about your program
  • Q & A

NEW DATES ADDED

High School Program – Tuesday, 9/20 (3pm ET – 4pm) http://tinyurl.com/jyvtogj

Middle School Program – Wednesday, 9/21 (11am ET -noon) http://tinyurl.com/jz8ruhk

Elementary Program – Wednesday, 9/21 (3pm ET – 4pm) http://tinyurl.com/gvqfm2r

No experience required. All are welcome, however space is limited. 


Get trained before the school year ends

June 7, 2016

In addition to helping kids resist drug, alcohol and tobacco use, the LifeSkills Training  program also effectively supports the reduction of violence and other high-risk behaviors.

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PROGRAM OBJECTIVES: 

  • Personal Self-Management Skills
  • General Social Skills
  • Drug Resistance Skills

 

 

ONLINE TRAINING WORKSHOP

Learn how to implement the LifeSkills Training Middle School Program

New date added! Click to register>>> June 13, 2016 (space is limited)


2017 School-Based Tobacco Use Prevention Grant

February 8, 2016

On January 6, 2016, the Vermont Agency of Education released the 2017 Grant Application due on April 29, 2016 through the Grantium system.

Save the date for the March 16, 2016 Grant Writing Workshop & Bidder’s Conference to bring teams together from interested Supervisory Unions to assist them in preparing their application.

Due to the fact that the 2017 School-Based Tobacco Use Prevention Grant is a competitive grant all questions will be gathered, answered in writing and then posted on the AOE Tobacco Prevention page. Questions received up to February 1, 2016 will be answered and posted on the AOE Tobacco Prevention page on February 15, 2016. Questions received after February 1, 2026 will be responded to at the March 16, 2016 Grant Writing Workshop & Bidder’s Conference.

All questions should be submitted to robert.uerz@vermont.gov.

Or visit this link for more information: http://education.vermont.gov/atod-prevention/tobacco-use


E-cigarette ads reach nearly 7 in 10 middle and high school students

January 11, 2016

About 7 in 10 middle and high school students – more than 18 million young people – see e-cigarette advertising in stores, online, in newspapers and magazines, or on television and in movies, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report.  E-cigarette ads use many of the same themes – independence, rebellion, and sex – used to sell cigarettes. Advertising of tobacco products has been shown to cause young people to start using those products.  E-cigarettes typically deliver nicotine, which at a young age may cause lasting harm to brain development, promote addiction, and lead to sustained tobacco use.

 

For more information on CDC’s youth tobacco prevention activities, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/youth/index.htm


Peru Joins 38 Countries Worldwide Using U.S. Drug Abuse Prevention Program

December 7, 2015

WHITE PLAINS, NY – Doctors in Peru are turning to a U.S.-based prevention program that has been tested and proven effective in preventing violence and substance abuse.  Over the next three years, Elementary, Middle and High school students in Lima will participate in the Botvin LifeSkills Training program, an evidence-based substance abuse and violence prevention program used throughout the world.

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Through the LST program, students learn not only how to resist pressures to smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol, and use illicit drugs. They also learn important life skills such as how to make informed decisions and solve problems, how to manage stress and anxiety, and how to communicate clearly. The combination of drug resistance skills and life skills has proven to be a powerful formula for preventing drug use and violence.

“We chose LST because it was evidence based, was flexible and could be taught by different types of professionals,” said Dr. Alfredo Massa, Director of Medico INTEGRO.  Dr. Massa went on to say that they chose LST to reduce drug use and violence in Lima. “It is easy to understand and teach, and has been used in many countries already.”

To date, an estimated 50,000 teachers, 10,000 schools, and 3 million students have participated in theLifeSkills Training program.

“We are thrilled to see increased usage of evidence-based prevention programs across the world,” said Dr. Gilbert J. Botvin, LST program developer and professor emeritus at Cornell University’s Weill Medical College. “The effectiveness of LST and its widespread use in the U.S. have paved the way for 38 other countries around the world to adopt our program.”

LST has been used with youth in all 50 states in the United States as well as in the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Outside the United States, it has been used in Australia, Bermuda, Canada, Colombia, Croatia, Costa Rica, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Venezuela.

 


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