Rosemont College was recently named among the 2011-2012 recipients of the Alcohol Education Grant from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. Rosemont’s $15,000 award will support educational campus programs to prevent underage drinking and dangerous alcohol use.
“As a partner in the effort to prevent underage, binge and problematic drinking, we provide funds to local organizations committed to making a significant difference in their community,” said PLCB chairman Patrick Stapleton.
Since 1999, the PLCB has awarded grants totaling more than seven million to colleges, school districts, mentoring programs, and other organizations across the state. This year’s awards included twenty-six college and university grants intended to help with alcohol education, enforcement efforts, risk assessment, and training activities.
A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control found alcohol to be the most commonly used drug among young people. “We know underage drinking has a tremendous impact on youth, families and communities throughout Pennsylvania,” said Jerry Waters, director of the PLCB Office of Regulatory Affairs. “We are committed to providing the resources necessary to help.”
For more information, please visit www.lcb.state.pa.us.