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Supplement to “On Target”

Thanks to a new partnership between the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and Operation UNITE (Unlawful Narcotics Investigations, Treatment, and Education), schools within the 29-county Fifth Congressional District in Kentucky will soon have even greater access to the NASP program.

With funding set aside by Operation UNITE, schools in the district can now apply for grants to offset the $2,800 cost to purchase a NASP materials kit. The agency has also set aside funds to train and certify additional NASP instructors and to set up after-school archery clubs.

Operation UNITE has already awarded $33,580 to 22 NASP programs in 12 counties.

The goal of the partnership is to offer youth the chance to take part in positive after-school activities, like archery, to keep them free from the lure of drugs.

At the April 14 kickoff of the partnership, Fifth District Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers noted, “We can arrest drug dealers and provide treatment for addiction, but it’s far easier to reach a child with positive activities before they fall prey to that lifestyle.”

For more information on Operation UNITE, go to www.operationunite.org.




To read the Kentucky Living August 2009 feature that goes along with this supplement, go to On Target.

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