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UNITE Club Registration Now Available

The 2017-18 UNITE Club Handbook, which includes registration information and reporting forms, is now available. Register your school’s UNITE Club early to be eligible for funding and to receive T-shirts for all club members. Note that there is also a new Drug-Free Pledge for use this school year.
Click here to learn more about UNITE Clubs and to register your club.

Camp UNITE 2017 in Review

The 11th annual Camp UNITE was held July 25-28, 2017 on the University of the Cumberlands campus in Williamsburg. This year’s theme was “UNITE STRONG: Heroes of H.O.P.E. (Helping Others by Positive Example).” Throughout the week, 225 youth who will be entering grades 7-9 during the 2017-18 school year experienced many fun activities designed to develop leadership and communication skills, promote teamwork and problem solving, instill confidence and trust, and – perhaps most important – let youth know they do not have to face difficult situations alone. The camp program includes motivational speakers, special interest activity tracks, an afternoon at the Kentucky Splash waterpark, community service projects, talent show, outrageous messy field games, and more.
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Stopping Drug Use Before It Starts

Kentucky Educational Television’s (KET’s) Renee Shaw and her guests – including Kentucky 5th District Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers, UNITE Deputy Director Tom Vicini, and Carter County UNITE Coalition Co-Chair Shelly Steiner – explore the issue of substance use prevention among adolescents on Health Three60. The program looks at the importance of messaging, positive youth development, mental health screening, community coalitions, parent education and more. This program, which includes interviews from the 2017 National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit, is part of KET’s ongoing Inside Opioid Addiction initiative.

The Youth Counselors of Camp UNITE

As part of its continuing coverage of the devastating opioid epidemic in Kentucky, the Kentucky Educational Television (KET) field crew visited Camp UNITE in 2016 to learn about the children impacted by the disease of addiction. To learn more about Camp UNITE and to download a Team Leader application for Camp UNITE 2017, click here.

Shoot Hoops camps and May activities

UNITE statistics from May 2017

The spring might bring “March Madness,” but the hoops really heat up in June for Operation UNITE’s Shoot Hoops Not Drugs (SHND) basketball camps.
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