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Posted On: Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 3:11pm
Anazao Community Partners staff members Jeannie Cutlip and J.Greg Morrison and West Holmes Schools staff member Rosemary Taggert accompanied 13 students from West Holmes High School to Genoa Park in Columbus for a "We are the Majority" rally. One of the most common misconceptions from our society is that a majority of young people are making detrimental decisions that affect the rest of their...
Posted On: Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 12:10pm
Starbucks recently partnered with Anazao to work with our youth development program. Store leaders/managers and Starbucks employees volunteered time and refreshments to present an employment/job skills program to participants in the agency's F.I.A.T. Program. "We cannot begin to express our thanks to Starbucks for all their help," said Keith Waggoner, Youth Development Specialist. Following a...
Posted On: Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 12:50pm
Which problem is more common?  Substance abuse or problem gambling? If you guessed the former, give yourself another point.  Problems related to alcohol and drug use are about 3.5 times more common than gambling.  At the same time, 281 times more funding is devoted to treating drug and alcohol problems.  In March 2014, the National Council on Problem Gambling reported that government-funded...
Posted On: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 11:17am
Quick Quiz: What is the leading drug used by our youth today? If you’re thinking marijuana or heroin, guess again. The answer is ALCOHOL. It has long been and still remains the most widely used drug among young people, making alcoholism and alcohol-related problems the number one public health problem in the United States. April 2016 is the 30th annual Alcohol Awareness Month, founded and...
Posted On: Monday, August 17, 2015 - 12:07pm
Seven F.I.A.T. youth, as part of the After School Martial Arts Program, participated in a karate tournament in Akron on August 15. Youth competed in two separate events - form presentation and point sparring. We are so proud of all of our participants, several of whom earned medals for placing 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in the events.  

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