Community Foundation Hands out Grant to Sustain P.A.R.T.Y.
Kingston: Partners for a Safe Community (KPSC) received a one-time grant from the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area to go towards the sustainability of the Kingston P.A.R.T.Y. Program which is now in its second year of existence.
The Kingston Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth (P.A.R.T.Y.) Program is an injury prevention program that takes place at Kingston General Hospital (KGH). During the school year groups of young adults aged 14-18 are invited to attend a session to learn about trauma (i.e. injury). The purpose of the P.A.R.T.Y. Program is to provide useful, relevant information about injury that will enable participants to recognize potential injury-producing situations, to make make informed prevention-oriented choices about activities, and to adopt behaviours and actions that minimize risk.
This program is a vital component of the growing community effort to reduce death and injury in alcohol and risk-related crashes and other incidents. The Community Foundation for Kingston & Area has recognized the need for this program in our community.
On Thursday, May 15, KPSC President, Wiebke Wilkens and Assistant Project Coordinator, Jamie Burns accepted a cheque for $1750 during the Community Foundation's Spring Grant Ceremony. The Community Foundation for Kingston & Area awarded a total of $104 000 to 28 local organizations to support a broad range of community projects that will enhance the quality of life in our community.