1. People Reaching Out, Inc. - NPN 2011 National Exemplary Award

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    http://www.PeopleReachingOut.org People Reaching Out, Inc. has been named one of three recipients of the 2011 National Exemplary Award for Innovative Substance Abuse Prevention Programs, Practices, and Policies for its Valley Hi Community Mobilization Project. The award was established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSA), the federal Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) and the National Association of State Alcohol/Drug Abuse Directors. The National Exemplary Award recognizes quality substance abuse prevention efforts from around the country to showcase evidence-based, state-of-the-art programs that may be replicated by others. For the last 6 years People Reaching Out has delivered innovative transformational results through it’s Valley Hi Community Mobilization Project in South Sacramento. The axis models for community coalition development, youth leadership and peer mentoring programs were found to effectively impact the reduction of youth substance abuse and violence, and to, effectively increase youth connectedness to school, community and family. Since 1981, People Reaching Out has been in the business of keeping kids away from drugs, alcohol, tobacco and violence. Our innovative approach to prevention programs ensures our children and youth possess lifelong learning and the developmental benefits of remaining drug free … to dream big in school, family and community life. For more information call 916-576-3300 or go to http://www.peoplereachingout.org

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