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Partner Showcase

Community partners have embraced the Above the Influence campaign and have used the activities to engage youth in a dialogue about the negative effects of substance use, and how to be a positive influence on peers. Partners have used the Above the Influence campaign as a valuable asset to which they can further their respective youth-serving missions.

CASA GRANDE ARIZONA Just five days after an Above the Influence community partner summit held in Washington, DC, Cindy Schaider, executive director of Casa Grande Alliance, “fired up” her community to take part in the ATI movement. She engaged stakeholders and youth in her area to come together to be literal representatives of the ATI [...]

PEABODY, MA Sandi Drover, outreach coordinator at the Healthy Peabody Collaborative (HPC), executed ATI’s “Tag It” activity with a large group of her organization’s youth. Afterward, she created a video slideshow of her students’ “tags” – packaged in a CD sleeve, featuring the ATI brand. She presented the slideshow at a coalition board meeting, where [...]

BRONX, NY Building on the buzz generated after a successful ATI event in the Bronx, Yolanda Brisbane-Baird, unit director at the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, along with teens from the club formed their own ATI team. The team was comprised of youth leaders who were charged with designing ATI-themed events throughout the year [...]

GRAND RAPIDS, MI After attending an Above the Influence webinar in January 2011, Shannon Cohen of the Kent County Prevention Coalition engaged with Kent County teens to implement “Tag It” in their community. Teens were so energized by “Tag It” that they used the activity and related discussions to create a 30-minute Above the Influence: [...]

HOUSTON, TX In April 2011, the ATI team and ONDCP Deputy Director of Office of State, Local and Tribal Affairs Ben Tucker, traveled to Houston as part of the continuing focus on engaging local communities. As a winning city of an ATI online community engagement activity, the Campaign partnered with the Coalition of Behavioral Health [...]

DOUGLASVILLE, GA The City of Douglasville was the winner of a recent ATI online community engagement activity designed to empower local youth to stay above the influence. Ben Tucker, Deputy Director of State, Local, and Tribal Affairs for the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), and the ATI team partnered with Douglas [...]