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The Coalition Funded Projects

2018 Stay Strong Milwaukee Grantees

  • Diverse & Resilient
    Project: Thinking Under the Influence
    To reduce the heightened risk of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth to abuse alcohol or other substances, the Thinking Under the Influence initiative aims to increase youth knowledge and skills to reduce the risks associated with using alcohol; prevent and reduce youth binge drinking; delay and/or reduce alcohol use; and address substance abuse disparities evident with LGBTQ youth.
  • Neighborhood House
    Project: STOP! Commit, Decide, Succeed

    Neighborhood House will provide alcohol and other drug use prevention programming to 150 youth, ages 6-19, through the STOP! Commit, Decide, Succeed: Youth AODA Prevention Project, a multi-intelligence approach focusing on self-awareness and development. The program will use Botvin’s LifeSkills Training curriculum, Too Good for Drugs curriculum, and Photovoice, a strategy that allows youth to communicate how drugs and alcohol impact their community through photography.
  • The Parenting Network
    Project: Botvin’s LifeSkills Training Curriculum

    The Parenting Network will offer the Botvin's LifeSkills Training curriculum with 100 elementary-, middle-, and high school-age youth both in school and in community-based settings as part of the Youth Services Department. Targeted participants are vulnerable youth ages 10-18 with an emphasis on youth ages 10-14, primarily within the City of Milwaukee.
  • Pathfinders
    Project: Botvin’s LifeSkills Training Curriculum

    Pathfinders’ Drop-In Center will offer Botvin’s LifeSkills Training curriculum to address the needs of runaway and homeless youth of color and LGBTQ youth who are disproportionately impacted by housing instability in Milwaukee.
  • Running Rebels Community Organization
    Project: Teen Intervene
    Teen Intervene will be implemented by trained Running Rebels facilitators who will meet individually with participants in three one-on-one 60-minute sessions. Teens will look closely at why they used substances, identify underlying emotions and challenges, examine the consequences of their substance use, and learn how to make healthier choices. The program will reach primarily low-income, central city African-American teens ages 12-18.
  • United Community Center
    Project: UCC All Stars Program
    The United Community Center’s All Stars is an evidence-based program that prevents alcohol, tobacco and other drug use.  All Stars will serve 30 at-risk, Hispanic youth ages 11-19 from low-income households.
  • West Allis-West Milwaukee Family Resource Center
    Project: Safe & Supported-Our Youth
    All intermediate and high school students in the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District will be surveyed after the fall assembly on substance use/abuse, mental health and living in homes of addiction. Those who are at-risk will be engaged with Botvin’s LifeSkills Training curriculum to improve protective factors and teach coping skills and stress management techniques.


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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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