Dear Community Members and Businesses,
Your previous generosity has helped support programs and provided materials (booklets, pamphlets, brochures, etc.) that have been distributed throughout the Douglas County Community with the assistance of the National Child Safety Council.
This year we are changing our focus. Through the Douglas County Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) I, along with several other community organization members, sit on a sub-committee for the CHIP with our focus being on Alcohol and Drug Abuse awareness.
I am pleased to announce that we will begin a pilot program this year in two of the elementary schools in the Superior School District. The program, titled “Too Good for Drugs”, is provided by the Mendez Foundation and is geared towards students in the third grade. The course will be taught by members of the CHIP sub-committee who will be volunteering their time.
The Mendez Foundation is a national leader in prevention education. Their focus and mission is as follows:
“For more than thirty years the Mendez Foundation has been developing and implementing unparalleled prevention education programs K-12 that teach kids they are too good for drugs and violence, in addition to planting seeds of healthy eating for healthy living. Our evidence based, skill building programs make a positive impact on the lives of students, teachers, parents, and community leaders nationwide. Prevention Education-A small investment with a big return: Healthy, happy kids for generations to come.”
I am asking for your continued support and contribution to help defray the costs of student handbooks and other related materials to provide to these students.
After the pilot programs are completed, we will be conducting a review of the course and curriculum, making needed changes to improve it, and then plan on rolling out the program countywide to all third grade students in the Superior, Maple and Solon Springs School Districts for the 2014-2015 school year.
I, along with all of the CHIP sub-committee members would be very grateful for any contribution (tax-deductible) you would be willing to make to help get this project off the ground and running both now and more importantly into the future. Thank you for your past support and your time with this request.
/s/ Sheriff Tom Dalbec
Please send your contribution to:
Douglas County Sheriff's Office
1316 N 14th St. STE 100
Superior, WI 54880
ATTN: Too Good for Drugs