Bartholomew County Senior Projects

January 4, 2019 By ASAP-BC

Columbus, IN – The Alliance for Substance Abuse Progress announces it has worked with area high school seniors on Senior Projects aimed at Peer Substance Use Prevention.

Seniors from both Columbus North and Columbus East have taken advantage of assistance from ASAP to design innovative and informative Senior Projects, including:

• A Sobriety Support Group for youth ages 12 through 18 that provides a safe place to discuss struggles and to serve as a positive and sober environment with pro-social activity.
• A Latino Youth Media Workshop and Contest, hosted at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, that yielded five video submissions submitted by a group of eight teens. Nearly 80 people attended the premiere of the videos that included awards.
• A Substance Use Disorder Information Fair to be hosted on Feb. 20, 2019, at the IUPUC auditorium.
• An Opioid Awareness presentation developed for and delivered to Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation coaches and athletes.

“We have been extremely impressed with the work of the high school seniors so far and are hoping more seniors will take advantage of the opportunity to conduct a Senior Project aimed at preventing their peers from using and abusing substances,” said Jeff Jones, executive director of ASAP.

Funds for many of the Senior Projects were provided through Project Prevent Grants from the Mark & Wendy Elwood Substance Abuse Prevention Fund. Funds and assistance are still available for any senior wishing to participate. More information can be found at www.asapbc.org/what-is-project-prevent/.