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The Coalition Funded Projects

2017 Stay Strong Milwaukee Grantees

  • COA Youth and Family Centers
    Project: Class Action
    Contact: Greg Reinholt, 414-290-7900 or

    COA Youth & Family Services will provide alcohol and other drug use prevention programming for youth (ages 13-18) participants at its Goldin (2320 W Burleigh St) and Holton (510 E Burleigh St) Community Centers. Programming will include delivery of evidence-based curricula and programs, opportunities for youth to lead and engage in meaningful community improvement and service projects, and educational skill-building AODA prevention workshops for parents of youth participants.
  • Diverse and Resilient
    Project: Thinking Under the Influence
    Contact: Kristen Ramirez, 414-390-0444 or

    In this project, Diverse and Resilient, Inc. (D&R) will implement a community-level, structural and selective intervention, Thinking Under the Influence, aimed at preventing and reducing underage alcohol abuse and binge drinking among LGBT youth and young adults aged 14-24 years; addressing substance abuse disparities evident with LGBT youth/young adults; and advocating for environmental changes that will reduce LGBT youth access to alcohol.
  • Neu-Life Community Development
    Project: LifeSkills Training

    The Stay Strong Life Skills Program will implement the Botvin's LifeSkills curriculum to youth in elementary and middle school grades both after school and during the school day hours. Neu-Life Community Development will teach Life Skills in an identified MPS elementary school and will also implement the program at two of their after school sites, targeting to serve 125 youth in total.
  • Pathfinders Milwaukee
    Project: LifeSkills Transitions Training

    By implementing Botvin LifeSkills Training, youth will learn skills that lead to success in young adulthood by understanding the costs and risks associated with drug and alcohol use, gaining coping skills, and improving general social skills.
  • Silver Spring Neighborhood Center
    Project: LifeSkills Training and Class Action
    Contact: Kaylin Jones, 414-463-7950 or

    Because prevention is critical in saving Wisconsin lives and money, Silver Spring Neighborhood Center proposed to provide a comprehensive prevention program to reduce alcohol and drug use among low-income, urban youth between the ages of 10-19 on Milwaukee's Northwest side. The project will implement Botvin's LifeSkills Program, an evidence-based curriculum.
  • The Parenting Network
    Project: LifeSkills Training

    The Parenting Network (TPN) will facilitate the Botvin LifeSkills Training with 200 elementary/middle and high school age youth both in school and in community-based settings as part of the Youth Services Department. Targeted populations are vulnerable youth ages 10-18 with an emphasis on youth ages 10-14, primarily within the city of Milwaukee.
  • United Community Center
    Project: UCC All Stars Program

    The United Community Center (UCC) All Stars Program is a non gender-specific, collaborative, family-oriented program that is effective in helping to reduce the demand for alcohol and drugs and in reducing the harms created by substance abuse. The All Stars Program will serve 30 at-risk Hispanic youth from low-income households aged 11-19 attending middle/high school in Milwaukee throughout the school year.


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The Priorities

MCSAP addresses policies, practices and programs in our two current priority areas: marijuana use among youth and fatal drug overdose, with a particular emphasis on prescription drugs.

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