DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — The (334) Prevention Project, a collaboration with the Dothan-Houston County Substance Abuse Partnership, is seeking students to join its youth council.
The project’s mission is to educate students in Dothan City and Houston County Schools about the dangers of bullying as well as drug and alcohol use.
“Public, Private, it doesn’t matter what schools you are, what county you live in, we would love to have you here,” said Judy Guiler, the project’s new executive director. “We are going to take those children out into the community and volunteer. We’re also going to take them in the summertime to talk to the younger children.”
The youth council, a component to the group, is holding a launch party on Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. at the project’s new office on Montgomery Highway.
Through the program, 8th through 12th-grade participants can earn scholarships and accumulate community service hours.
The group has visited 16 local elementary schools, educating students about the importance of drug and bullying prevention.