Youth Initiatives

Service Corps celebrates successes

Service Corps celebrates successes

PRESTONSBURG (6-4-15) – Members of UNITE’s Service Corps have been tutors, teachers, mentors and coaches throughout this past school year. “They have educated, they have been role models, and they have served,” said Nancy Hale, UNITE president/CEO, during a year-end celebration for the AmeriCorps program on June 4 at the Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg. Click here to view photos from...

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Shoot Hoops camps start June 8

Shoot Hoops camps start June 8

Five free regional Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball camps conducted by former University of Kentucky all-star Jeff Sheppard will begin June 8 and continue through June 18. All school-age youth are invited to participate in any of the camps, hosted by Operation UNITE, at the following dates and locations: • Monday, June 8, at Magoffin County High School in Salyersville. • Tuesday, June 9, at...

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24 students receive scholarships

24 students receive scholarships

LONDON – Twenty-four high school seniors were presented “I Am UNITE” scholarships totaling $36,000 for being champions for anti-drug efforts during a dinner celebration held Tuesday, May 5, at the London Community Center. Michael Botticelli, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, joined Fifth District Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers in recognizing the youth....

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Coalitions honored for successes

Coalitions honored for successes

MANCHESTER – Ten Operation UNITE anti-drug community coalitions were honored for their education and prevention initiatives during a celebration luncheon held May 5. White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Director Michael Botticelli, Corporation for National and Community Service CEO Wendy Spencer, and Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers joined Fifth District Congressman Harold...

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2015 SHND camps announced

2015 SHND camps announced

Five free regional Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball camps conducted by former University of Kentucky all-star Jeff Sheppard will be offered by Operation UNITE this summer. All school-age youth are invited to participate in any of the camps, to be held at the following dates and locations: • Monday, June 8, at Magoffin County High School in Salyersville. • Tuesday, June 9, at Prestonsburg...

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Federal Leaders Advance Efforts to Curb Rx Abuse

Federal Leaders Advance Efforts to Curb Rx Abuse

ATLANTA – The 2015 National Rx Drug Abuse Summit kicked off with a record-breaking crowd of 1,400 attendees from 49 states and Canada. Operation UNITE, a small non-profit organization from southern and eastern Kentucky, is hosting the four-day summit in Atlanta. It has grown to become the largest collaboration of professionals in the U.S. focused on a multi-faceted approach to the drug...

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