AMERICUS (March 13, 2012)--Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) is joining forces with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) to combat alcohol abuse, including underage drinking and impaired driving.
Through GOHS, Georgia Southwestern has received a $7,000 grant to participate in the Georgia Young Adult Program. Designed for colleges and universities throughout the state, the Georgia Young Adult Program focuses on peer education in order to promote and bring awareness to highway safety issues including alcohol education, alcohol abuse prevention, impaired driving, underage drinking, safety belts, distractive driving, speeding, risk reductions and other destructive decisions.
The long-term goal of the program is to create safer, more-healthy campus environments. Georgia Southwestern will use this grant to help educate students on the detriments to drinking and driving and other components of alcohol misuse. The grant runs through Sept. 30, 2012.
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