EPIC CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2020 ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS!!!
Top 3 essays in each grade level will receive a cash prize ($150 for 1st, $100 for 2nd, $50 for 3rd). Winners will be contacted by email on January 4, 2021.
EPIC would like to thank all the students who participated in the contest! Our judges has a very tough job because of all the amazing essays submitted!
Mobilizing community members and resources to support youth and families in building a safe, healthy, and drug-free lifestyle.
Substance abuse erodes the health and safety of our community. Child abuse and neglect, unemployment, poverty, crime, violence, avoidable medical care, homelessness, and overdoses are some of the devastating effects we have seen in our area. This is why effective prevention services are vital for our community.
The reality of youth drug use defies all stereotypes. Youth drug use rates are more or less consistently high across all gender, racial and ethnic, income, and geographic boundaries. It is critically important that primary prevention efforts address all young people as well as the adults who influence them. Being a part of EPIC allows me to be influential to the quality of life and future of the youth of our community.
I became a member of EPIC to pursue the goal of healthy children, ready to learn, in a safe school, with the objective that all child-serving organizations and agencies collaborate to ensure every child in need has access to and engagement in integrated substance use disorder and behavioral health services.
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