The University of West Georgia is joining forces with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to combat alcohol abuse, including underage drinking and impaired driving.
Through GOHS, UWG has received a $13,600 grant to participate in the Georgia Young Adult Program. Designed for colleges and universities in 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, speeding, risk reductions and other destructive decisions. The long-term goal of the program is to create safer, healthier campus environments. UWG will use this Peer Education grant to help educate students on the detriments of drinking and driving and other components of alcohol misuse. The grant runs from Oct. 1, 2010 through Sept. 30, 2011.