PENN STATE RECEIVES $9.9 MILLION GRANT TO HELP YOUTH AVOID PROBLEMS

August 02, 2002

Penn State has received a $9.9 million federal grant to develop community partnerships that strengthen families and help young people avoid substance abuse and behavioral problems.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse awarded $21.1 million to Iowa State University and Penn State to collaborate with local communities on the PROSPER project. PROSPER stands for PROmoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience. The five-year PROSPER project will involve about 10,000 youth in 28 communities throughout Pennsylvania and Iowa. Penn State's grant will be housed in the College of Health and Human Development.

For the full story, check the Web at http://www.hhdev.psu.edu/news/news_res/7_25_02_prosper.html

Last Updated March 19, 2009