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Travis Drug Demand Reduction Program offers drug education program for children

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  • By Timothy Finney
  • Drug Demand Reduction Program

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Travis Drug Demand Reduction Program is currently sponsoring a Drug Education for Youth program.

The program had been dormant since 2013, but it’s the hope of the Airman and Family Readiness Center to revitalize the program for 2018.

This is a year-long program for children ages 9-12 and teaches children techniques to resist drugs, gangs and alcohol use. The program is broken into two phases.

The first phase of the program is a week-long leadership program June 16-20.  Children learn about leadership, teamwork, substance abuse prevention and self-confidence. It also allows children to bond with adult mentors to improve the program’s effectiveness

Phase two of the program is a school year mentoring phase from Sept. 2018 to May 2019. During this phase, children will meet with their mentors once a month to discuss how peer pressure contributes to certain behaviors, and how to best combat it.

In order to revitalize the program, the AFRC is looking for volunteers to take on the role of team leader, medics and administrative assistants. Military members, retirees and Department of Defense civilians who are willing to share some of their personal experiences with local youth can contact Timothy Finney at 707-424-0153 or at or Timothy Vanderhoof at 707-434-0154 or at

Applications can be picked up at the DDRP office Bldg. 381, F Wing, Rm F-230 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. All applications should be returned to DDRP by May 25.