Cephas, Daley announce $23,518 grant to help St. Joseph’s University curb underage and dangerous drinking
State Reps. Morgan Cephas and Mary Jo Daley announced today that a $23,518 grant is going to help Saint Joseph's University reduce underage and reckless drinking.
"Just like in our efforts to shut down stop-and-gos, curbing underage and reckless drinking can save lives and rid our neighborhoods of the violence that can come with it," said Cephas, D-Phila. "I will keep fighting to secure critical resources like this, which invest in educating our young people about the real-life risks of abusing alcohol and the need to set a responsible example for this generation and generations to come."
The state funding is part of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board's 2020-22 Alcohol Education Grant Program and, according to Cephas, will go toward a number of prevention initiatives, including:
- Social norms campaign.
- EVERFI AlcoholEdu.
- e-TIPS University.
- PLCB conference.
- Safety App.
"While it's inevitable that young adults in college test newly discovered freedoms, there are ways to do it safely, and programs like these at St. Joseph's help educate students to be more responsible in their actions," said Daley, D-Montgomery, who added that Plymouth Township Police Department and the CTC Wellness Foundation in Conshohocken each received $40,000 in PLCB grants originating from her 148th Legislative District. "The goal is – and always should be – preventing underage and irresponsible drinking."
Saint Joseph's University received part of the nearly $2.8 million in Alcohol Education Grant Program funding awarded to 84 organizations across the commonwealth.
A complete list of recipients can be found on the PLCB's website.