Target America – New Orleans

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Target America Opens in New Orleans, LA

Target America: Opening Eyes to the Damage Drugs Cause, the DEA Museum’s traveling exhibit, made its Gulf Coast Premier at the Louisiana State Museum, Old U.S. Mint, in New Orleans. With a grand opening reception on March 2, and a press conference and ribbon cutting ceremony on March 3, New Orleans became the eighth stop for Target America since first opening in 2002. To date, more than twenty-million students, teachers and parents have visited the exhibit and been moved by the powerful drug abuse prevention message that it contains. Previous stops for the exhibit include: Washington, DC; Dallas, TX; Omaha, NE; New York, NT; Detroit, MI; Chicago, IL and Los Angeles, CA. Target America will be on display in New Orleans Tuesdays through Sundays until November 24, 2010. The exhibit is open free of charge.

Target America not only showcases the role and impact of federal and local drug law enforcement, it also presents current neuroscience research designed to understand and break the cycle of drug abuse and addiction, as most Americans are unaware of the documented damaging effects of illegal drugs on the mind and body. By targeting at risk audiences-middle, high school and college students, as well as parents and educators, this exhibit provides critical information on the dangers of drugs to young people who may never hear this information from any other source.

The DEA Educational Foundation graciously thanks the following donors for their generous contributions. Their support reflects their appreciation and understanding of the essential role education plays in preventing the loss of potential and destruction of lives caused by drug abuse. Through their combined generosity, the message of Target America will be communicated to literally millions of students, teachers and families in the region.

Target America New Orleans Sponsors:

  • State of Louisiana, Office of the Lieutenant Governor
  • Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Youth Rescue Initiative
  • Fire on the Bayou Productions
  • Motorola
  • Entergy Services, Inc.
  • Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office
  • HCA Delta Division:
    Tulane Medical Center; Tulane-Lakeside Hospital; Lakeview Regional Medical Center; Garden Park Medical Center; Rapides Regional Medical Center; The Regional Medical Center of Acadiana; Women’s & Children’s Center of Acadiana; Women’s & Children’s Hospital, a campus of The Regional Medical Center of Acadiana; Dauterive Hospital.
  • AT&T Louisiana
  • Goldring Family Foundation/Republic Beverage Company
  • Berg Associates, LLC
  • Saint Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office
  • Criminal Sheriff Office of New Orleans
  • Saint John Parish Sheriff Office
  • Saint Charles Parish Sheriff Office
  • Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office
  • James R. Moffett Family Foundation
  • Cynthia and Joe Molyneux
  • Basin Street Station
  • Gurvich System
  • Bensinger, DuPont and Associates
  • Harold Patin, Global Safety and Security, Inc.
  • Save A Star Drug Awareness Foundation
  • Omni Royal Orleans Hotel

Media Partner

  • FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans

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