Teacher, youth, and parent tobacco control advocacy program

This grant supports a project to increase the number of youth and parent tobacco control advocates in Connecticut and Maryland through a partnership of the National Education Association and the National Parent Teachers Association. These two national organizations will work collaboratively with agencies such as the National Center for Tobacco-Free Kids, the SmokeLess States coalitions in these two states, and the National Middle School Association. This pilot project will have three major components: (1) the development and testing of a Teacher Advocacy Guide and a Parents' Advocacy Guide; (2) an outreach effort with local schools and parent teacher organizations to recruit parents, youth, and teacher volunteers; and (3) an effort to link these parent and youth volunteers to local- and state-level tobacco control coalitions. This project also will help to strengthen the national staffing infrastructure and organizational commitment on tobacco prevention issues of these two important national organizations.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $499,980.00

Awarded on: 9/23/1997

Time frame: 10/1/1997 - 1/31/2001

Grant Number: 32193


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Jerald L. Newberry
Project Director