The Jeanette C. Cannada / Red Ribbon Memorial Scholarship 2015 Winners To Be Announced!
This year, Greenville Family Partnership awarded four Jeanette C. Cannada/Red Ribbon Memorial Scholarships in honor of Jeanette Cannada, a founding member who gave 30 years of service to education and the prevention of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use among youth.
The four recipients were Alondra Gutierrez, a senior at Mauldin High School; Jordan Mills, a senior at Blue Ridge High School; Chelsea Regoni, a senior at the SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities; and Chase Nicholson, a renewal scholarship winner, is a junior at Georgia Institute of Technology.
Ms. Gutierrez Ara plans to attend USC Columbia; Mr. Mills plans to attend Tri-County Technical College and “bridge” to Clemson University; Ms. Regoni plans to attend the University of South Carolina; and Mr. Nicholson is continuing his studies in chemical and biomolecular engineering.
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June 26, 2015 is “International Day Against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking”! Sponsored by the United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime, its purpose is to raise awareness regarding the major challenges illicit drug use brings to society - especially those involving underage youth - while encouraging individuals to take a stand against the global epidemic of drug use. To learn more about this yearly campaign, visit the “World Drug Campaign” web site!
Thank you to everyone that came out this morning for the GFP "Open House" Celebration! We enjoyed showing off our new office space to all that attended! A special thank you to Stephanie Stephenson and the Carolina Center for Behavioral Health for providing a very tasty Chick-fil-A breakfast for our guests! If you couldn’t make it, please feel free to stop by anytime and we would be more than happy to show you around GFP!
While the internet can be a great past-time because it opens doors to worlds in which most of us would never come in contact, it also presents some risks and even dangers when it comes to personal safety and financial security! “Internet Safety Month” encourages parents to take steps to protect children from cyberbullies and child predators and encourages individuals to safeguard their identity and their finances from criminals living a world away who are looking to make millions of quick bucks! To learn how to be “internet safe”, visit OnGuardOnline.gov!
Help Teens Guard Against Distracted Driving!
In today’s world of “driving while texting / talking, teens can easily get distracted. But the “Guard Your Life Challenge / BMW Driving Experience” can teach teens ages 15-19 how to avoid the dangers of distracted driving. Visit http://guardyourlifechallenge.com/.
Have You Heard That A New Brand Of E-cigarettes Is Being Promoted As A Newer, Hipper, Cooler Cigarette? Do you think that smoking e-cigarettes is safer than smoking regular cigarettes? Or, do you think the vapor emitted by e-cigarettes is just as dangerous as secondhand smoke?
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