2017 Youth Marijuana Prevention Grant Awards 2017-06-06T07:51:37+00:00

2017 Youth Marijuana Prevention Grant Awards

Asia Pacific Cultural Center – Awarded $5,000

Youth Leadership Project

Youth leaders will present power point presentations (provided by the Health Department) on marijuana laws and prevention strategies to a minimum of 20 youth per month.

Bethel School District – Awarded $5,000

School Education

  1. Purchase Prevention Curriculum and develop an action plan for implementation.
  2. Provide staff development for teachers who will be teaching the curriculum.
  3. Implement curriculum the following school year.

Chief Leschi High School – Awarded $5,000

School Education

Host a family event and dinner through an interactive Brain Engagement Model for parents and teens on the effects of marijuana use and brain development. University of Washington’s Cognitive Learning Scientist Dr. Kieran O’Mahony will present.

Community Counseling Institute – Awarded $5,000

Youth Leadership Project

Analyze the healthy youth survey data (must include marijuana/vaping questions), host an event and present results to a minimum of 25 parents, school leaders and or board members.

Foundation for Multicultural Solutions/El Camino – Awarded $5,000

Provide power point presentations (provided by the Health Department) to parents/community on youth marijuana laws and prevention to a minimum of 50 people.  Materials will be translated in Spanish.

Hill Top Urban Gardens – Awarded $5,000

Community Education Program

Provide education on marijuana prevention strategies at a variety of cultural events. Engage youth to share the information with fellow youth. Events include Black Earth Day, Black Mycelium Project and at Black Lives Memorial Garden.

Miss Washington Scholarship Foundation – Awarded $5,000

Community/Schools Educational Campaign

Miss Washington 2016/17 will Provide power point presentations (provided by the Health Department) and speak to her platform “Live on Purpose: Defining Youth Legacy” to teens and parents on youth marijuana laws and prevention at two Pierce County High Schools and one Pierce County Middle School.

MultiCare – Mary Bridge – Awarded $5,000

Community/Schools Education Program

  1. Provide education on marijuana prevention strategies at a variety of events. Events include, Hope Heart Family Health Night, Family Night at Roosevelt Elementary, YMCA Healthy Kids Day, Family Health Night at Mann Elementary and South Tacoma Farmers’ Market.
  2. Provide lock boxes to a minimum of 20 families during Healthy Home Environmental Assessments.

Nexus Youth & Families (Formerly Auburn Youth Resource Center) – Awarded $5,000

  1. Purchase prevention curriculum and develop a plan for implementation.
  2. Develop a District wide School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) that would focus on Alternatives to Suspension for substance abuse (vaping, marijuana, other drugs). Submit a plan of implementation for the following school year. This will be implemented in Sumner and Puyallup School District.

Northwest Leadership Foundation – (Proyecto MoLE) – Awarded $5,000

Youth Leadership Project

  1. Youth will present marijuana prevention information at late night through trivia night.
  2. Youth will present at the Latino Summit.

Pierce County Aids Foundation – OASIS – Awarded $5,000

Youth Leadership Project

Youth leaders will present power point presentations (provided by the Health Department) on marijuana laws and prevention strategies to a minimum of 20 youth per month (April, May & June).

Opportunity Center of Orting – Awarded $5,000

Youth Leadership Project

Youth leaders will present power point presentations (provided by the Health Department) on marijuana laws and prevention strategies to a minimum of 20 youth per month (April, May & June).

Won Generation – Prairie Ridge Community Coalition – Awarded $5,000

Community Education

Support parents through a “lock it up” campaign and provide education and awareness about youth marijuana prevention at a minimum of three community/school events. Events include: Summer Program Kickoff, Community Dinner Night and Summer Lunch Program.

The Youth Marijuana Prevention Grant also provided funding for three community groups to implement marijuana prevention strategies in their communities.

Safe Homes – Awarded $5,000

Youth Career Aptitude Project Services (YCAPS) – Youth Engagement and Leadership Development (Peer Educators)

 Fifteen to Twenty youth committed and trained to execute the “Lincoln High School – Health Rocks Fair” curriculum to at least 50 youth.

Safe Streets – Awarded $5,000

Youth Engagement

  1. Youth will attend advocacy day in Olympia and take 50 youth.
  2. Youth will participate in marijuana prevention project at Wilson High School. Youth will create videos and share information about marijuana prevention strategies.
  3. Develop and Conduct Youth Survey to access knowledge.

Tacoma Urban League – Awarded $5,000

Youth Engagement

  1. Youth will present marijuana prevention information to male involvement program participants.
  2. Conduct “Natural High” art contest at a middle school in Tacoma.
  3. Host an “alternative to getting high” field trip for a minimum of 50 youth.