Tune in this Tuesday, June 10, to the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)’s live video stream of the Academic Achievement Summit. ONDCP and the Department of Education are teaming up to explore how substance abuse affects academic achievement, with the goal of catalyzing action, especially at the local level.
Three of the Summit’s panel discussions will be streamed live, beginning at 8:15 a.m. ET, and can be viewed at WhiteHouse.gov/live. Wade Melton, program director of Hardin County, Ohio Juvenile Court and Reclaiming Futures Fellow, will be participating in a panel discussion at 11 a.m. ET.
I’m so excited to be part of this opportunity and look forward to further exploring how we can help young people break the cycle of drugs, alcohol and crime in order to achieve academic success.
Susan Richardson is national executive director for Reclaiming Futures. Formerly, she was a senior program officer in the health care division of the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust in North Carolina, where she led a three-year effort involving the state's juvenile justice and treatment leaders to adopt the Reclaiming Futures model by juvenile courts in six North Carolina counties. She received her B.S. in Public Health, Health Policy and Administration, from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Updated: June 05 2014