January 4, 2014
NEW — 3:50 p.m. Jan. 4, 2013
Back by popular demand, the Issaquah Drug Free Community Coalition is again sponsoring its “Influence the Choice” video contest.
Issaquah School District students in sixth through 12th grades are invited to create video commercials (up to two minutes) that positively influence their friends to resist alcohol, marijuana and prescription drug temptations.
The deadline for submission is Feb. 28.
December 10, 2013
Liz Wilhelm has been selected as the project coordinator for the federal Drug Free Community grant awarded to the Issaquah Drug Free Community Coalition and the city of Issaquah in September.
The grant, which will bring $125,000 per year for up to 10 years to the Issaquah School District service area, is aimed at reducing teen alcohol, marijuana and prescription drug abuse. Hiring a local project coordinator to oversee a coalition work plan and funding expenditures is a requirement of the grant.
Wilhelm, an instructor at the University of Washington and Seattle Central Community College, has an extensive background in substance abuse prevention. Previously, she served as project coordinator for a Drug Free Community grant in Kitsap County. She authored Seattle Central’s prevention curriculum.
September 10, 2013
NEW — 10:30 a.m. Sept. 10, 2013
The Office of National Drug Control Policy has announced the list of 2013 Drug Free Communities grant recipients and Issaquah is on it.
Drug Free Communities grants provide $125,000 per year for up to 10 years targeted at reducing teen drug and alcohol abuse.
“This grant will really enable us to make a positive difference in the greater Issaquah School District service area,” Vicki Hoffman, chairwoman of the Issaquah Drug Free Community Coalition, said in a news release. “We are so excited for the community and for our kids.”
The Drug Free Community Coalition was formed in 2011 as a standing subcommittee of the Issaquah Community Network, a state-funded organization with a mission to support healthy youth and strong families.