Drug Free Youth Program

 Dr. Spencer Luke and Jessica  Fraiser from La Grande School District reported this last Tuesday, the 19th of September, on plans for this year’s Drug Free Youth Program Middle School.  Already the club on the middle school campus boasts 300 members of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders anticipating a year of fun activities, educational events and, yes, drug testing.  The program emphasizes drug-free behavior and rewards students with skiing, bowling, skating and other “fun” events, provides information about drug use from law enforcement and medical professions, and requires a random drug test during the year to confirm behavior.  The program operates on a grant from La Grande Rotary, the Grande Ronde Child Center, Grande Ronde Hospital and the Center for Human Development. The program kicks-off this October 18 with a talk from La Grande Police on the facts concerning drug use in the county.