The Alliance for Wisconsin Youth (AWY) brings together coalitions, individuals and resources for a common goal that affects young people through the promotion of positive youth development. This goal of preventing substance abuse and behavioral health concerns is supported by over 100 AWY coalition’s members with the mission and focus to enhance and support those Alliance coalitions in their prevention efforts and youth development work.
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“We have a powerful potential in our youth,and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends.”
~ Mary McLeod Bethune -American Educator
President Releases His FY 2014 Budget Request
The President recently released his FY 2014 Budget Request (PBR). With a couple of exceptions, the PBR recommended cuts to many of the programs of interest to our field. It is critical to note, however, that the President’s Budget Request is just a recommendation – the funding levels contained in his request are not binding in any way. It is up to the members of the House and Senate to determine the final funding levels for FY 2014.
Below is a funding chart of what levels are being proposed in the FY 14 PBR for programs of interest to the field. All numbers are compared to the FY 2012 enacted levels rather than to FY 2013 levels, as it is still not yet totally clear exactly how the 5% across the board cut from sequestration will impact specific programs. Click here to continue reading.
We Have Free Distance Learning Opportunities For You!
The Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center (UDETC) has available three on-line distance learning courses. These courses provide a no-cost training that focuses on the reduction of underage access to alcohol and are developed to support enforcement and community agencies in preventing underage drinking and youth access to alcohol. The courses can be accessed at: http://www.udetc.org/distancelearning.htm.
SAMHSA News Release