We are excited to announce that Mentor Foundation USA has been awarded the Communities Talk Stipend by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA).
Since 2006, SAMHSA has awarded these grants to improve the knowledge around underage and high-risk drinking by making it possible for organizations such as Mentor Foundation USA to organize events focused on the harmful consequences of underage drinking.
Mentor USA will, this fall, as a part of the Communities Talk Community, organize a virtual event to spread essential facts about substance and alcohol use while promoting healthy living. Mentor USA’s own Youth Advisory Committee is leading this project. Stay tuned for more info!
About Communities Talk to Prevent Underage Drinking
Approximately every two years, SAMHSA distributes the Communities Talk stipend to community-based organizations, institutions of higher education, and statewide or state-based organizations to plan activities that educate youth, families, and communities about the potentially harmful consequences of underage and problem drinking among individuals 12 to 25 years old.
Prevention is working! Help continue the downward trend in underage drinking by planning to organize or attend an activity in your area. www.stopalcoholabuse.gov/communitiestalk/