The A Chance to Change Foundation is pleased to announce it has received a $40,000 grant from the Oklahoma City Community Foundation and its Access to Health Care iFund grant program.
The grant will be used to assist in funding the A Chance to SUCCEED program, which will allow A Chance to Change Foundation to increase its level of service to the population it serves.
“Adolescents have easy access to alcohol and drugs which are very dangerous to them. This is causing deaths, accidents, and early addiction. Almost all addicts start using as teenagers.
"We appreciate the opportunity to provide our program to more teens, due to this Access to Health Care Grant," said Jo Ann Pearce, executive director of A Chance to Change.
A Chance to SUCCEED is a pro-active program providing teachers, parents and students with free education, prevention and intervention through partnerships with metropolitan area schools. A majority of these schools are located in low income areas.
Participating schools are in the Western Heights, Putnam City, Edmond, and Oklahoma City School Districts. A Chance to SUCCEED makes it possible for at risk students to get free help without leaving the school grounds.