Members of the Laurel County UNITE Coalition were honored for their anti-drug education and prevention efforts with youth during a celebration luncheon held May 5.
It’s all about the youth. Members of the Laurel County UNITE Coalition have directly impacted the lives of hundreds of youth through their annual Hooked On Fishing-Not On Drugs program.
Since 2009, these monthly summer events have been conducted in strong partnership with the City of London, utilizing many community volunteers, and emphasizing the importance of maintaining a drug-free life – and, of course, have a lot of fun fishing! Because of their strong Hooked On Fishing-Not On Drugs program, UNITE presents the Laurel County UNITE Coalition with the Youth Activity Award.
Accepting the award from Fifth District Congressman Harold "Hal" Rogers, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Director Michael Botticelli, Corporation for National and Community Service CEO Wendy Spencer, Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers and UNITE President/CEO Nancy Hale were Laurel County UNITE Coalition Vice Chair Christie Schrader and Secretary Sarah Hilliard.