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About Us

ssldrugfree.org is a project of the South Salt Lake Coaltion for Drug Free Youth. This Coaltion was established as a Community Coaltion through a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to target the South Salt Lake area for a high impact drug prevention project. The Utah Federation for Youth is the lead agency for the Coaltion.

From October 2004 to September 2005, we have two goals.

  1. Help South Salt Lake kids to stay drug free
    • Help South Salt Lake schools and the South Salt Lake community to send a clear message (and to be saying the same things) about keeping kids drug free
    • Make Parents as Teachers home visits to some high risk families with preschool children
    • Deliver positive activities and drug prevention education to the youth at Salt Lake Valley (Cornell) Detention Center
    • Help young people in South Salt Lake who smoke cigarettes to stop, and to help young people in South Salt Lake who don’t smoke cigarettes to never start
  2. Establish the South Salt Lake Coalition for Drug Free Youth
    • Host four educational and social opportunities for coalition members to get together
    • Help coalition members to become and/or remain community leaders
    • Make more positive activities available to South Salt Lake families and youth
    • Help coalition members to get the word out about what helps youth to stay drug free.

Some of the programs we’ll be promoting are: