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FOCUS promotes school and community partnerships for the prevention of HIV/AIDS and other adolescent risk behaviors. The program is based on a student led approach and seeks to promote youth involvement in the planning of prevention activities. 
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We have a new website!! 
Check out the new FOCUS website at www.thefocusprogram.com.  

Thank you to Muscadine Marketing for helping us develop and launch our new website!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                             Sue C. Jones, FOCUS Director
April 21, 2018                                                                 (256) 453-0655                                                                  sjones@thefocusprogram.com
 

Congratulations to the "Difference Maker of the Year" Nominees
       FOCUS Program's Outstanding Facilitator
 
(Birmingham, AL) Congratulations to the nominees for the 2018 "Difference Maker of the Year" award. This year FOCUS recognizes several outstanding educators and counselors in facilitating the prevention of adolescent risk behaviors in their school and community. Nominations came from students, parents, and school administrators. The finalists were nominated from more than seventy five middle and high schools currently registered as FOCUS schools.
 
The finalist are:
  • Julie Champion, Foley High School, Baldwin County School System
  • Lena Emanuel, B.B. Comer High School, Talladega County School System
  • Amy McCreless, Jacksonville High School, Jacksonville City School System
  • April Shaw, Fayetteville High School, Talladega County School System
  • Charlotte Spurlin, Andalusia High School, Andalusia City School System
  • Mylene Wigley, Pleasant Valley High School, Calhoun County School System
 
The winner will be selected by vote of representatives from statewide community organizations who serve as partners with FOCUS. The winner will be announced on May 4, 2018.
 
Congratulations to the six finalists for your work in reducing the incidence of adolescent risk behaviors and truly Making a Difference in the lives of your students!         
 
Visit www.thefocusprogram.com for information on FOCUS.

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Welcome to our new FOCUS Schools! 

Aliceville High School
Pickens County

Choctaw County High School
Choctaw County 

Cordova High School
Walker County 

Thank you to the schools who updated their registration!

Andalusia High School 
Covington  County 

Francis Marion School
Perry County 

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The FOCUS eNewsletter provides links to articles and websites with information on current events, research, funding opportunities and other items related to theprevention of HIV/AIDS and other adolescent risk behaviors. The inclusion of this information does not imply endorsement by FOCUS and the opinions expressed do not necessarily represent the official position, policies or views of FOCUS.