Knox Middle School will be able to continue offering a substance abuse prevention program to sixth and seventh graders, thanks to a grant from Kankakee Valley REMC.
The school got a grant for $2,134 from the organization’s Operation Roundup program. That money goes to continuing the Botvin LifeSkills program, which aims to reduce the risks of alcohol and drug abuse and violence in adolescents. The program uses hands-on activities as well as classroom interaction to teach students how to make positive decisions.
Operation Roundup is funded by Kankakee Valley REMC members, who chose to have their electric bills rounded up. The organization then gives that money to local non-profit groups.