<The mission of SHIFT GNG is to mobilize families, youth, and all sectors of the community to prevent substance use among youth. We seek to promote and model shared norms, policies and practices that foster positive youth development and a healthy community environment.
From October 2010 until September 2012, 21 Reasons mentored the Gray/New Gloucester community to develop their own local coalition to address youth substance use. Through this collaboration, SHIFT GNG grew its membership and increased awareness of how youth substance use and prevention strategies in the community; published a comprehensive needs and resources assessment; built a five-year strategic plan with input from all sectors of the community; and established a leadership structure and capacity to carry the coalition forward while it pursues its own Drug Free Communities grant funding.
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