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| September 21, 2016

By Wendy Howell • Williams News

WILLIAMS, Ariz. – In response to suggestions for more drug prevention programs at Williams Unified School District, administrators applied for and received a grant from the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family (GOYFF ) for Healthy Families – Healthy Youth, a substance abuse prevention pilot program for seventh grade youth and their families.

Williams Elementary-Middle School (WEMS) (hosted a workshop Sept. 20 on the program).

The “Healthy Families – Healthy Youth” pilot program is a back-to-school night of education funded through the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration Substance Abuse Prevention Block Grant. The program will take place after a regular school day and will provide families with age-appropriate substance abuse education and the opportunity to develop a family substance abuse prevention plan.

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