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2016 Illinois Youth Survey – Kankakee

Kankakee County 70% of 8th graders & 25% of 10th & 12th graders in Kankakee County were surveyed. Drug Prevalence and Behaviors New – Twice as many students had smoked e-cigarettes in the past 30 days, as had smoked...

2016 Illinois Youth Survey – Iroquois

Iroquois County 85% of 8th graders and 76% of 10th and 12th graders in Iroquois County were surveyed. Drug Prevalence and Behaviors New – Twice as many 10th graders had smoked e-cigarettes in the past 30 days, as had smoked traditional cigarettes.  10th and...

’15-’16 Best Practice Awards

Teachers within Kankakee and Iroquois counties were invited to submit classroom lessons that reinforce those taught by the Life Education Center educators. Monetary awards were provided at each grade level for creative, practical lessons that other teachers can replicate. The winning...

2016 Town Hall Faith Summit

The Pledge for Life Partnership hosted a Faith Summit Town Hall Meeting on Youth Substance Abuse. This event was open to faith leaders, clergy, youth ministers, parents, educators and community members. Summit Objectives: Address “Why is it important for...

Generation Rx Medication Disposal Grant

The Pledge for Life Partnership Receives Generation Rx Medication Disposal Grant from the Cardinal Health Foundation Funding Supports Community Programs to Fight Prescription Drug Misuse Kankakee, IL – August 31, 2016 — The Cardinal Health Foundation announced that it...

2016 Billboard Contest Winner

This year’s billboard contest winners (pictured above) were from Bradley West School! The contest is held annually for 5th and 6th graders to encourage students to choose “Wise Highs… Choices You Can Live With.” Watch for the winning billboards which will...

2016 Harold Award Winner

Danny Wetzel, 2015-2016 Harold Award Winner This year’s recipient of the Pledge for Life Partnership’s Harold Award is one of the Partnership’s most dedicated volunteers.  For over 25 years, Danny Wetzel has provided untold hours of support to the Life...

2016 Outstanding Volunteer Awards

These six awards (five adults and one youth) have been chosen based on the nominee demonstration of commendable service to others. Kayla Button, nominated by Kankakee County Center Against Sexual Assault Kayla Button epitomizes the true meaning of volunteerism. Her dedication to...

2016 PSA Contest Winners

This past year the winning PSA was selected to broadcast during Red Ribbon Week in October 2015. The contest, which is sponsored by the Pledge for Life Partnership, the I-KAN Regional Office of Education and Milner Broadcasting, is open to...

’14-’15 Best Practice Contest

Kindergarten Jill Rodgers – Aroma Park Primary School, “What Food Group?” Jennifer Taylor – Nettie Davis Elementary School, “Fruits and Veggies in Kindergarten” Dee Wicker – Lorenzo R. Smith School, “My Plate” Kindergarten – 2nd grade Kimberly Onnen – Donovan Elementary School, “What is Energy Balance?” 1st Grade Kristine...