Has it finally arrived? We can only hope. Along with summer comes the opportunity to take a step back from CCI and see where we’ve been and plan for where we’re going. We have welcomed a new board, and thanked those who have served, and are serving. We are planning a board retreat to review our goals and objectives, and we are actively looking for grant opportunities and ways to enhance our presence in Idaho communities.
We continue to work collaboratively with you and other statewide groups to find ways to enhance our work – whether that be in the schools, in the community, through legislative education, or through connections with other like-minded organizations.
-Debi Dockins, CCI Executive Director
Prescription Monitoring Program Rack Card
All remaining PMP rack cards were distributed at ICADD. If you missed out, don't worry, the CCI website offers a printable version of the PMP rack card. Just follow the button below!
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Community Youth in Action (CYA) is a newly established youth substance abuse prevention coalition in Eastern Idaho, formed with the goal of empowering youth to make a difference in their communities.Their mission statement says, "A coalition empowering the voices of our youth through action and service to foster relationships and build healthy communities throughout Eastern Idaho." Community Youth in Action was recently featured in EastIdahoNews.com, check out some of that article copy below and follow the button to read the full article.
New youth group focused on making a positive impact in eastern Idaho
IDAHO FALLS – A local youth group is finishing up a fundraising effort Saturday to benefit the community.
Community Youth in Action was recently formed with the goal of empowering youth to make a difference in the community through service projects.
Their latest project involves running a TNT fireworks stand, which they are using as a fundraiser for their group. They also plan to use a portion of the funds to start a memorial scholarship in honor of Olivia Johnson, a Shelley teen who was killed in a car accident June 14.
Olivia was a founding member of CYA and helped write the mission statement just three days before she was killed.
“We met on a Monday to write our mission statement and Olivia was there. She wrote it for us. I still have all the notes in her hand writing,” Becky Leatham, CYA Director tells EastIdahoNews.com. “It’s so important that we wrote that and can be called into action whenever our community needs us and serve our community in a positive way.”
DEA Educational Foundation Youth Outreach Program
"Youth Can Fly!"
"The DEA Educational Foundation will be working with Verde® Technologies, Inc., the makers of the patented Deterra® Drug Deactivation System, in their youth outreach program, “DEA: Youth Can Fly!” Verde Technologies has agreed to sponsor five schools for the youth outreach program which brings together DEA personnel and students in a unique mentorship opportunity that allows discussion about the dangers of drug abuse and the importance of education. DEA mentors accompany the students on a day long STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning experience at the Lone Star Flight Museum," Deterra website said.
Check out Washington State's new youth marijuana campaign! The '"You Can" campaign proceeds the "Listen 2 Your Selfie" campaign.
"The You Can campaign is brought to you by the Marijuana Prevention and Education Program within the Division of Prevention and Community Health at the Washington State Department of Health. The funding for this campaign comes directly from marijuana revenues as laid out in state Initiative 502 (I-502), now known as RCW 69.50.540."
All of the following are Idaho specific foundations who have listed substance abuse prevention or a related subject as their fields of interest. If you are interested in any of the following foundations, email email@example.com
Idaho Community Foundation
Online application form required
Board meeting date(s): Feb., May, Aug., and Nov
Deadline(s):Jan. 15 for northern region, Apr. 1 for eastern region, and July 1 for southwestern region
Final notification: May for northern region; Aug. for eastern region; Nov. for southwestern region
Just a reminder, CCI is participating in the Fred Meyer community rewards program again this year. Fred Meyer Rewards is a program that encourages giving donations for nonprofit organizations just by shopping with your Fred Meyer's Rewards Card. This year all you have to do is link your rewards card to CCI, it’s that easy!
For those who have a Fred Meyer Rewards card and link to CCI we greatly appreciate your support in our efforts across the state.
Amazon's fourth-annual Prime Day is coming up on Tuesday, July 17 and will feature one-of-a-kind deals exclusively for Prime members. This is one of the biggest shopping days of the year and a great time to for supporters to shop at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate to Community Coalitions of Idaho.
The CCI "News Watch" is where you can get updated, current and trending news in prevention and substance abuse in Idaho and nationwide. The news watch will also be available on the website and updated regularly!
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