Drugs: Costs & Consequences
Now Open at the Cuyahoga County Public Library, Parma-Snow Branch, Parma, Ohio
Together with the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Cuyahoga County Public Library, the DEA Educational Foundation is proud to bring our traveling exhibition, Drugs: Costs & Consequences to the Parma-Snow Branch, located at 2121 Snow Road, Parma, Ohio. The exhibit will be on display until June 21, 2020, and is free to the public.
DEA’s national traveling exhibits, Target America and Drugs: Costs & Consequences have impacted more than 22 million students, teachers, and parents who have visited the museum throughout the country. The DEA Educational Foundation has been instrumental in helping DEA establish the exhibit in 17 cities across the United States, and in networking with community and civic leaders to bring awareness to the public about the dangers of drug abuse and addiction. The theme of the exhibit, “Opening Eyes to the Damage Drugs Cause” has resonated with diverse communities across the United States.
The DEA Educational Foundation honored John A. Catsimatidis
and Carol & Howard Safir with the Lifetime Achievement Award. They were honored for their lifetime of work to educate children and adults about the dangers of drugs.
The Opioid Epidemic: A Call to Action
On December 6, 2018, Adrienne Maloof opened up her beautiful home and hosted our traveling seminar “Understanding the Opioid Epidemic: A Call to Action” which gave us a chance to reach guests from the Los Angeles community. DEA Educational Foundation board member EJ Milken and her husband, Gregory, along with board member Dr. Charles Sophy co-hosted the evening. Retired DEA SAC Robert Stutman and Dr. Sophy spoke about our nation’s opioid epidemic and the severity of it. Giving guests invaluable information about the epidemic with ideas on what they can do help combat it. DEA EF board members Helen Mars and Colleen Maloof attended in support of this important issue. Special guests included former DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart and her husband Gene Johns, along with Steve Murphy and Javier Pena, the DEA agents depicted in the Netflix series, Narcos. This event comes at a very important time in our country as we face the ongoing opioid epidemic that touches all walks of life.
Operation Prevention Video Challenge
The DEA Educational Foundation provides scholarships to the Operation Prevention Video Challenge winners. Public Service Announcements are created by teens to inform their peers about the dangers of opioid misuse.
Youth Dance Program
One Step at a Time
The Foundation delivers the DEA Youth Dance Program which is a free afterschool alternative to drugs through the fun, healthy, and expressive art form of dance. Local professional dance companies conduct two ten-week sessions of dance instruction for students free of charge. The instructors work with the local DEA Field Division to bring additional anti-drug programs to their students.
DEA: Youth Can Fly!
DEA: Youth Can Fly! is the first aviation themed, drug prevention program in the United States. We combine much needed S.T.E.M. curriculum with our anti-drug message.
Conversations for Awareness
The DEA Educational Foundation provides a platform for discussion about the illicit global drug trade's impact on public health, the economy, foreign relations, the environment and national security.