Target America: Opening Eyes to the Damage Drugs Cause is now open at the Museum os Science and Industry in Tampa, Florida through September 3, 2012. This ninth city on the national tour follows a very successful exhibition at the Louisiana State Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana, Target America: Opening Eyes to the Damage Drugs Cause is moving on. The exhibit opened on March 3, 2010, and completed its stay on November 14, 2010. As a result of the combined efforts of the Target America Exhibit Advisory Committee, which was made up of individuals from civic, corporate, faith-based, law enforcement, media, prevention/treatment, school and education organizations, all led by Mitch Landrieu, more than 49,500 students, teachers, and parents toured the exhibit during its eight month visit.
Through generous financial donations to the DEA Educational Foundation, support was provided to the DEA Museum allowing Target America to have a significant impact on Southern Louisiana. A portion of the exhibit called the “Louisiana Story” was created specifically for this stop on the tour, and will stay behind as a gift from the Museum and Foundation in order to continue drug abuse education in the state. The “Louisiana Story” examines issues related to the history and current struggles with illegal substance abuse in the region, including sales, abuse, prevention education, treatment, and how local communities are dealing with the problem.
The DEA Museum and the DEA Educational Foundation will continue to work to maintain relationships that were established and strengthened through the Exhibit Advisory Committee and the generous exhibit sponsors. In Louisiana, Target America has made a tremendous difference in the lives of the students, teachers, and parents who interacted with this unique and powerful exhibit that presents a compelling message of the horrific costs and consequences of drug abuse.
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To learn how you can help bring Target America to its next stop, Tampa, Florida, please contact Bill Alden at 540-729-2551, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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