Elk Grove Village
The Elk Grove Township SUPS grant initiative is to provide evidence-based prevention services to 6th-12th graders in the Elk Grove Township community.
Direct services include:
Implementing the Too Good for Drugs curriculum to 6th and 7th graders in CCSD59 junior high schools (Grove, Friendship and Holmes) and sophomores at Elk Grove High School.
Implementing two communication campaigns addressing the contributing factors related to past 30-day alcohol use and non-medical use of prescription drugs.
Recruiting schools to participate in the 2020 Illinois Youth Survey (IYS)
Creating a Youth Advisory Council (YAC)at Elk Grove High School
Conducting two activities that focus on alcohol and opioid misuse prevention during SAMHSA’s National Prevention Week
Raising awareness on local drug take-back programs (DEA’s Drug Take Back Day)
Developing a resource guide, approved by YAC members
For more information on the SUPS grant initiatives, contact: Nicole Barrett, Community Collaboration Team Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the Elk Grove Township Subcommittee Working on?
The subcommittee began meeting in September 2016. Since then, subcommittee members have completed a community scan by building capacity, reviewing local Elk Grove Township data* (as it relates to youth substance and alcohol use), ensuring community readiness, and examining potential threats to prevention services. Currently, the subcommittee will be continuing to build capacity as well as focusing its efforts on planning for the National Prevention Week activities and distributing campaign material for Guard and Discard.
*Note: Local relevant data includes; Elk Grove Village local ordinances specific to underage alcohol use, Elk Grove High School’s 2018 IYS data and discipline data, police department data, Elk Grove high school and CCSD59 junior high schools- Illinois report card data (demographics, free and reduced lunch rates, etc.).