Youth and School Programs

Youth are the primary focus of UNITE’s efforts. UNITE programs seek to empower youth to remain free from alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, and to become leaders within their schools and communities. This is achieved by developing drug prevention, intervention, and leadership programs, and by providing drug-free, youth-targeted activities.

In-school anti-drug clubs for grades 4-12 that help youth develop healthy attitudes and behaviors by learning and practicing life skills, enhancing academic performance, connecting peers, adults, communities and learning through service. To learn more, click here.

“I Am UNITE” scholarships
“I Am UNITE” scholarships provide high school seniors $1,500 to be used for post-secondary education expenses.
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UNITE Service Corps (AmeriCorps)
The UNITE Service Corps has received funding for 44 AmeriCorps members for the 2014-15 school year as part of its UNITE Service Corps (USC) initiative. Service Corps members provide math tutoring and drug abuse prevention education using the “Too Good for Drugs” and “Healthy Futures/Take 10” wellness curriculums to elementary school students. Service Corps members also serve as sponsors for anti-drug UNITE Clubs and recruit volunteers for school-based prevention programs.
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A free week-long leadership/adventure camp for students entering grades 7-9. Held at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, camp provides a combination of outrageous games, team-building activities and motivational presentations.
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Shoot Hoops Not Drugs
A series of free regional basketball skills camps taught by former University of Kentucky basketball all-star Jeff Sheppard.
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On The Move
The five-component drug prevention program is provided FREE to schools – through a partnership with Appalachia High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (AHIDTA) and the Kentucky Army National Guard – targeting students in 7th and 10th grades. Program instruction meets standards of the Kentucky Core Content areas of Practical Living and Health.
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Drug Test Kits (“Give Me A Reason!”)
A voluntary drug testing program designed as a way for our youth to avoid peer pressure and give them a reason to say “no” to drug use. When confronted with drugs, this initiative will give youth an opportunity to say: “I can’t use drugs, my parents drug test me!”
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Hooked On Fishing-Not On Drugs (HOFNOD)
A year-round program designed to foster angling skills, conservation ethics and social skills utilizing trained, caring adults in a mentoring relationship.
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National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP)
An in-school program designed to teach students in grades 4-12 responsibility, discipline and respect while they learn basic archery skills.
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The First Tee
A life-skills educational after-school program that promotes character development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf.
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