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.

2019 Gala

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. 

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2018 1st Place Winner Porter C.

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2nd Place Palmer Williams III

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Palmer with his family

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2018 1st Place Winner Porter C.

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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.

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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.

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"Dance has shown me how to be positive and how to make good choices. It has also taught me how to positively influence the people around me." Grace, West Virginia - DEA YDP Student


Making A Difference

With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies to prevent drug abuse before it starts. Our team is working each and every day to make a positive impact.


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DEA: Youth Can Fly!

STEM program

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. 

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Mentoring Activities

Hooked on Fishing

The Foundation provides mentoring activities for at-risk youth and DEA mentors.

"Hooked on Fishing...Not on Drugs" is a favorite.

Make a Donation

Make A True Change

Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards making DEA Educational Foundation an even better Nonprofit Organization than it already is. We want to provide you with the correct and appropriate information pertaining to your mode of support, so don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions.