Seventh Street Corridor PAL Coalition http://wfpl.org en Yarmuth Announces Federal Funding for Youth Drug Prevention Groups http://wfpl.org/post/yarmuth-announces-federal-funding-youth-drug-prevention-groups <p>Third District Congressman John Yarmuth has help secure $375,000 in federal funds to fight youth substance abuse.</p><p><span style="">The $375,000 in federal funding will be divided up among three different community groups that work to prevent drug abuse among teenagers and young adults in Louisville. The funding is part of a larger $76.7 million investment in the Drug-Free Communities Program, which was established in 1997 to help mobilize local individuals and organizations to prevent youth substance abuse.</span></p><p>Tomy Baker Molloy is coordinator for the Seventh Street Corridor PAL Coalition, which will get $125,000 of the grant. She says the funding is a needed investment that will help turn young people away from harm.</p><p>"It’s vital for our organization. We work in the Park Hill, Algonquin and Old Louisville neighborhoods where youth are typically disenfranchised and not so engaged," she says.</p><p> Tue, 04 Sep 2012 19:20:05 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 1546 at http://wfpl.org