The goal of Rise Above It Lexington Two Community Coalition is to make the community safe and drug free for its youth and their families. We do this by enlisting the help of a variety of community sectors including youth, parents, businesses, media, schools, organizations serving youth, law enforcement, religious and fraternal organizations, civic/volunteer groups, healthcare professionals, state and local governmental agencies, and other organizations that are involved in reducing substance abuse.

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Leaders in the Lexington Two community expressed their growing concern about underage drinking and the lack of resources needed to combat these issues. In response to this concern, the Rise Above It Lexington Two Community Coalition was formed in 2008 when the Lexington One Community Coalition (LOCC) received a two year mentoring grant from the Drug-Free Community Support Program. This grant afforded the Rise Above It Lexington Two Community an opportunity to build capacity and conduct a needs and resource assessment. The Lexington Two Community Coalition is continuously recruiting caring individuals, businesses and organizations who all share the desire to make the community safe and drug-free for its youth and their families. This website was developed by LRADAC, in part, under grant number SP020730 from the Office of National Drug Control Policy, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The views, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of ONDCP, SAMHSA or HSS.

Youth

Enhances youth engagement to become leaders in youth substance abuse prevention.

Membership and Public Relations

Promotes awareness for Rise Above It, prevention activities and events.

Community Assessment

Gathers relevant information about trends in the Lexington Two School District community.

Environmental Strategies

Reduces youth’s availability to illegal substances including tobacco, alcohol and marijuana.

Evaluation and Sustainability

Develops sources, strategies and an action plan that supports and ensures the continued efforts of the coalition.