Alcohol project receives approval

Carla Allen
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A group of youth from each municipal unit in Yarmouth County will be working on a municipal alcohol project funded by Health and Wellness.

The project has received approval from the Municipality of Yarmouth.

The deliverable at the end of the project will be a “youth-driven, multi-media package capturing the youth perspective of alcohol-related harms.”

The package may include several media formats including video, photography and audio. A secondary outcome will be a complementary online social marketing approach.

The budget of $14,500 described in the application includes expenditures for administration ($1,000), leadership training for approximately 30 youth and six adults at Camp Peniel overnight with meals ($1,880), facilitators ($1,500), food ($500), travel ($500), content capture, editing and sharing via social media ($8,000), and a $50 stipend for participating youth.

“I think it’s so exciting to be doing more work with youth for the betterment of our communities,” wrote Larry Phillips, project leader and Adult and Senior Prevention & Health Promotion coordinator with Mental Health & Addiction Services, in a letter to council.

Work on the project is scheduled to begin this month, with dissemination of findings in April/May of 2014.

Organizations: Mental Health Addiction Services

Geographic location: Yarmouth

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