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Teens Tackling the Opioid Crisis: Discovery Education and the Drug Enforcement Administration Announce Finalists in 1st Annual Operation Prevention Video Challenge

—The Public Can Vote for People’s Choice Award Winner until May 17, 2017— Washington, D.C. and Silver Spring, MD (May 8, 2017) –The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), DEA Educational Foundation and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, announced today the finalists of the inaugural Operation […]

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DEA dance program teaches children confidence and skills to avoid drugs – WFXT

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Students say they learned a lot at summit on opioids – WMUR9

DERRY, N.H. — Students who attended a youth summit on the opioid crisis this week said the event made them think differently about drugs. WMUR teamed up with the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation to hold the summit Tuesday in Manchester. Thousands of students gathered at Southern New Hampshire University Arena, and thousands of others from across the state watched it online.

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Facebook Live: State of Addiction – WMUR9

Jean Mackin hosted a panel of experts on the opioid crisis. Guests included Dr. Shazia Savul, a psychiatrist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Tracy Bachert, a recovery coach, and Jon DeLena, Assistant Special Agent in Charge (DEA Northern New England) for a live conversation about the state’s opioid crisis.

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Re-watch: ‘State of Addiction: Lessons for the Future’ – WMUR9

MANCHESTER, N.H. — “State of Addiction: Lessons for the Future” — a special look at this week’s historic youth summit focused on fighting the opioid crisis — aired on WMUR.

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Drug Exhibit Aims To Open Eyes

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DEA and Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center Open Powerful Exhibit in Mobile, Alabama

The Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA’s) national touring exhibit, Drugs: Costs and Consequences, has arrived in Mobile, Alabama. The exhibit, developed by the DEA and the DEA Educational Foundation, opens on February 3, 2017, at the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center. In this interactive exploration of the effects of drugs on both individuals and society, visitors will have the opportunity to explore the history and the current science behind drug law enforcement, drug prevention, and drug treatment specific to Alabama’s local communities.

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Teens Called on to Tackle Opioid Crisis Through Nationwide Peer-to-Peer Video Competition

The Drug Enforcement Administration and Discovery Education Invite Teens to Create Original Public Service Announcements on the Dangers of Opioid Misuse for Chance to Win up to a $10,000 Scholarship and Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the DEA Training Academy at Quantico

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YDP Spotlight: Pamela Hetherington

Pamela Hetherington is a Philadelphia based Tap Dancer, Director, Performer and Dance Educator. A Philly native, this is Pam’s second year teaching for the DEA Youth Dance Program at the Memphis Street Academy Charter School. Pam is a three time grant winner from the PA Council of the Arts. She is passionate about keeping the […]

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National Dance Day

In July, 2015, the DEA YDP participated in National Dance Day. DEA YDP dancers from Tyler Elementary, along with our DEA YDP partners ClancyWorks and Culture Shock D.C., performed at the Kennedy Center, while across the country at Grand Park in Los Angeles, DEA YDP instructor Stephanie Reed lead students from Emerson Elementary in a […]

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