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Out of the dark to put grant to good use

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 JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Leaders of Out of the Dark, Inc gave an exciting announcement to members in Thursday’s meeting.

Out of the Dark was rewarded a $50,000 grant renewable for an additional $40,000 for the next 4 years.

Vice President for Out of the Dark Jean Strauser said this money is needed and will be put to good use.

“This will put Out of the Dark out in the forefront so that we can get more funding because we never have enough to use in our schools,” said Strauser. “That's our primary focus is the prevention in the schools.”

Strauser also said one of the main thing the funds will be used for is a partnership with Arkansas State University's Health, Physical Education and Sport Sciences, or HPESS.

HPESS representatives are scheduled to visit middle and junior high schools to teach alcohol and drug education.

To learn more about the Out of The Dark organization you can click here.

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