Youth Initiatives

2012-13 UNITE Clubs of the Year

2012-13 UNITE Clubs of the Year

Ten school anti-drug UNITE Clubs have been recognized as “Clubs of the Year” for their outstanding efforts and accomplishments during the 2012-13 school year. Winning UNITE Clubs are: James D. Adams Middle – Floyd County Mt. Vernon Elementary – Rockcastle County Page School Center (Elementary & Middle)- Bell County Porter Elementary – Johnson County Red River Valley...

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Food drive expected to set record

Thousands of struggling Eastern Kentucky families will have their holiday tables brightened thanks to the generosity of their neighbors. Food drives conducted by UNITE Service Corps (AmeriCorps) members at dozens of schools across the region have so far netted nearly 9 tons of non-perishable items that will be distributed within their local communities. And this number is expected to...

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Cadets learn life skills at SHND camp

Cadets learn life skills at SHND camp

HARLAN – When participants lined up to begin Operation UNITE’s Shoot Hoops Not Drugs camp in Harlan Thursday evening, Oct. 10, it was obvious this program was going to be a bit different from all the others. It might have been the matching purple, red or black T-shirts that provided the first clue, but there was little doubt after the 72 young men and women were given permission to remove...

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‘Hope Wall,’ education classroom unveiled

‘Hope Wall,’ education classroom unveiled

MANCHESTER (August 16, 2013) – A sign along the Hal Rogers Parkway at Manchester welcomes visitors to “The City of Hope.” On Friday, 10 years after the launch of Operation UNITE, elected officials and community volunteers gathered to celebrate two new reasons for Hope in the fight against drugs: a wall celebrating those who have overcome addiction and a state-of-the-art mobile education...

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Ceremony to unveil mobile classroom, ‘Hope Wall’

A mobile drug education classroom and a recovery “Hope Wall” will be unveiled by Operation UNITE during a ceremony to be held Friday, August 16, in Manchester. Helping to announce the major education and treatment initiatives will be U.S. Fifth District Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers, Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear, Eastern Kentucky University President Dr. Michael T. Benson, Kentucky...

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Rogers: ‘Be A Hero’

WILLIAMSBURG, KY — U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers encouraged students to “Be a Hero” during the closing ceremonies of the 7th Annual Camp UNITE on Friday, July 26, 2013 on the campus of the University of the Cumberlands. Rogers was introduced by Rockcastle County High School graduate Hannah Eaton who has testified before Congress and spoken to national leaders about...

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