The Van Buren County SAFE Coalition submitted their application for the Iowa Department of Public Health's Youth Development grant on June 16th, a copy of the application is on file in the board office.
The purpose of this grant is to provide health services to include evidence based prevention programming for youth ages 5-18 including out of school youth development, opportunities for character development, youth development and leadership.
The goals of the project include:
1. Reduce substance abuse of school age youth in Iowa.
2. Increase youth development skills, leadership skills and character development and provide opportunities to practice those skills in meaningful ways.
3. To increase the number of adults who demonstrate youth development practices to enhance community climate to support positive youth development.
The Van Buren County SAFE Coalition wrote their application to continue the work of the Youth Leadership Council as well as to implement the program Alcohol Edu for Freshmen.
The announcement regarding the receipt of these funds is scheduled for July 10th.
For more information on this application you may contact the SAFE Coalition office at 319-293-6412 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org