Operation UNITE provides report on investigations, treatment, education activities
LONDON – Through Operation UNITE’s “Too Good for Drugs” program, test scores increased 43 percent for drug prevention knowledge and 30 percent in math for students in third through fifth grades.
The curricula served 1,573 students in 42 schools within 13 school districts this past year through the UNITE Service Corps (AmeriCorps) initiative.
“One of the strongest drug prevention tools we have is education – not only educating children about the dangers substance abuse, but also helping them achieve their full potential in the classroom,” UNITE President/CEO Nancy Hale said. “Our Service Corps members provide tutoring and mentoring that are achieving strong results and have been showcased as a national model for other rural communities.”
Each month, Operation UNITE provides an update on its efforts to combat substance abuse in its 32-county service area. Highlights from the monthly report include:
For more information about Operation UNITE, visit its website at www.operationunite.org.
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In 2003, Fifth District Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (R-Somerset) worked to create Operation UNITE, a regional anti-drug initiative empowering citizens groups and community leaders in 32 southern and eastern Kentucky counties. UNITE, which stands for Unlawful Narcotics Investigations, Treatment & Education, seeks to fight the drug epidemic by expanding drug awareness and education programs to keep people from using drugs; coordinating drug treatment and outreach programs for those who are already addicted; and operating regional undercover law enforcement task forces for interdiction and prosecution of those dealing drugs. For more information contact Nancy Hale toll-free at 1-866-678-6483.
Drug Tip Hotline – 1-866-424-4382 / Treatment Referral Line – 1-866-90-UNITE (1-866-908-6483)