Junior high school students participate in substance abuse prevention program

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Sonora, Calif. — Recently, eighth graders in Tuolumne County participated in the “Drug Store Project,” a day-long substance abuse prevention program designed to educate students about the dangers of drug use. The event was held at the Motherlode Fairgrounds with approximately 400 eighth graders from all schools in the Tuolumne County area. Students watched a series of ten-minute vignettes that showed the possible consequences of poor choices with a focus on drug use. The project was coordinated by the Tuolumne County Schools Superintendent’s Office and funded by the Learning Communities for School Success program. The program received a lot of support from local groups, the following were thanked for their participation.

Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Department

Sonora Police Department

California Highway Patrol

Tuolumne County Fire

Sonora Fire Department

Tuolumne County Juvenile Probation

Tuolumne County Ambulance Service

Tuolumne County District Attorney’s Office

Tuolumne County Public Defenders Office

Tuolumne County Behavioral Health

Adventist Health Sonora

Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home

Evangelical Free Church of Groveland

Summerville High School / Connections Theater Academy

ATCAA Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency

YES Partnership

Center for Nonviolent Community (CNVC)

Tuolumne County Department of Social Services

Tuolumne County Public Health

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Mike’s Pizza

Adult & Teen Challenge

Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Department – Community Services Unit

Sonora Police Department – Community Services Volunteers

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