Winchester youth coalition receives grant for drug prevention work

December 23, 2020

WINCHESTER — A Winchester-based youth coalition is slated to receive more than half a million dollars in federal grant money to help prevent substance misuse among local teenagers.

The coalition — created in 2018 through the nonprofit, faith-based community service agency Salt & Light Ministries —will receive $125,000 annually for five years, starting Dec. 31.

The group is made up of 10 high-school and middle-school students and is aimed at reducing youth substance use while also strengthening community partnerships, according to coalition Director Jeremy Miller, who founded Salt & Light.

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