Local Student Groups Receive State Grants To Prevent Bullying, Drug Use

(Beaver Dam) The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has awarded over $65-thousand dollars in grants to student groups from across the state for their leadership roles in addressing alcohol, drugs, and vaping challenges in their local schools. The 78 student-led groups were each awarded funds totaling up to $1,000 through the DPI’s Student Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Mini-grant Program. In its 31st year, the program supports education, prevention, and intervention initiatives designed by students to target substances and other youth risk behaviors such as bullying prevention, healthy choices, and equity. The Beaver Dam Middle School is getting $1000 for their ABC: Anti-Bullying Club. Dodgeland Elementary will receive the same amount for their Junior Coaches program. The Lomira Middle School will use the grant to fund their Leadership Team. Other districts receiving the $1000 grant include Omro, Hartford, Watertown, Waterloo.