The Community Action Commission of Fayette County (CACFC) submits this application for the Drug Free Communities Support Program on the behalf of the Faith in Recovery's Prevention Coalition (PC). The PC proposes to serve rural, Fayette County, Ohio. Fayette County is a small community comprised of around 28,679 individuals. The Faith in Recovery Coalition was formed in Spring 2014 and identified the need to expand their focus in June 2016 to include prevention efforts targeted at local youth. A Planner was hired through an opportunity through the Department of Job and Family Services Healthier Buckeye Program in August 2016 to complete a community needs assessment using the Strategic Prevention Framework. The needs assessment uncovered that many community members, while concerned about the growing heroin epidemic, did not understand the progression of addiction and how early onset of use contributed to this public health crisis. In a survey of 6,8, and 10th graders in the local school districts, serving over 4,600 youth, found the combined use of all grades of substances as follows: alcohol 12%, tobacco 5%, marijuana 5%, and prescription drugs 3%. The greatest percentage of alcohol use was found within the county school district, Miami Trace, at 26%. The greatest amount of marijuana use was found at the city schools, topping out at 13%. In terms of perceived risk/harm of use, marijuana had the greatest number of individuals, 15%, sharing they thought that marijuana was of no risk. Marijuana was also perceived to be the perceived to be of no risk/harm by parents and peers, at the rates of 4% and 12%, respectively. Given these numbers and feedback from focus groups with youth, law enforcement, the school districts, and the community, the coalition determined the need to target alcohol use and perceived risk/harm of marijuana use. To combat these issues the coalition identified the following goals for the project: 1-Increasing Community Collaboration: Attract new members to participate in the coalition, participate on subcommittees, or volunteer to work towards our community’s goal of keeping our youth drug free. The coalition will attract 20 new members or volunteers by 9/29/18. 2-Reducing Youth Substance Use: Reduce youth (6th, 8th, and 10th graders) alcohol use by 5%, as evidenced by the Core Measures Survey, by 9/29/2018. 3-Increase youth (6th, 8th, and 10th graders) perception of the risk of harm of marijuana use by 5%, as evidenced by the Core Measure’s Survey by 9/29/18. To accomplish these goals, the coalition will have three part time staff and members of the youth and adult coalitions implement the following activities: Publicize the coalition's work and recruit new members and volunteers through Facebook, its web-page, and the local radio, television, and newspaper; Enhancing the skills of the coalition through partner provided training, training through the Drug Free Action Alliance, and Youth-to-Youth International; Recognizing youth, coalition members, volunteers, and business supporting the coalition's efforts on social and traditional media outlets; Conducting public awareness prevention campaigns, attending community events and meetings to spread the prevention message; Providing Too Good for Drugs and Life Skills for grades 1-8 in both of the local school districts; Implementing PAX Good Behavior Games incrementally at the local Head Start program and in the elementary schools. One Coordinator will serve as the teacher mentor for the county; Having a prom and graduation pledge campaign and the ""Blunt Truth"" campaign; Supporting youth-led peer to peer prevention projects, training them, and having one Coordinator per school district serving as staff support to those efforts; Conducting a Reward and Reminder Campaign, advocate for businesses to hide paraphernalia, researching teen party and social host ordinances for feasibility, and many other strategies.