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Monday, December 14, 2009

TEEN Grant to Fund LifeSkills Training for Middle and High School students

Posted by Comm. Dept. in Parent and Student Information  |  Post a comment

The Alabama Department of Public Health recently awarded the Mobile County Health Department's TEEN Center a youth tobacco-prevention mini-grant of $28,474.

The funds will be used to implement the LifeSkills Training curriculum for students in an area middle school and to train and enable the Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) groups to work as advocates for strong, tobacco control.

This is the eighth year of funding for the project, which now has SWAT groups at Bryant, Davidson, LeFlore, and Murphy high schools, and Phillips Preparatory School.

Photo: Cathy Clothier, far left, SWAT Program Coordinator, and Adrienne Tricksey, far right, Tobacco Prevention and Control Coordinator for Public Health Area 11, join Phillips Preparatory School SWAT members as they display the $28,474 grant check from the Alabama Department of Public Health. From left, front row, are Brandy Mann, Austin Turk, Emily Coumanis, and Jaycie Finch; middle row, Sage Herriott, Amber Veasey, Brittany Ransom, and Taylor Spears; and back row, Allie Long, Caroline Eiland and Alan Barlow.
Photo submitted by the Mobile County Health Department  

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