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ABAC Receives $ 5,300 Grant from Governor’s Office of Highway Safety

TIFTON– Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College is joining forces with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) to combat alcohol abuse, including underage drinking and impaired driving.

Through GOHS, ABAC has received a $5,300 grant to participate in the Georgia Young Adult Program. Designed for colleges and universities throughout the state, the Georgia Young Adult Program focuses on peer education in order to promote and bring awareness to highway safety issues including alcohol education, alcohol abuse prevention, impaired driving, underage drinking, safety belts, distractive driving, speeding, risk reductions and other destructive decisions.   

The long-term goal of the program is to create a safer and more healthy campus environment. ABAC personnel will use this grant to help educate students on the detriments of drinking and driving and other components of alcohol misuse. The grant runs from Oct. 1, 2013 thru Sept. 30, 2014.

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