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A Comprehensive Approach to Youth Violence Prevention
The SS/HS Initiative is a unique Federal grant-making program designed to prevent violence and substance abuse among our Nation's youth, schools, and communities.
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What's New
2007 SS/HS Grant Application Now Available!
FY 2008 SS/HS Grantees Announced
More than $74 million in grants have been awarded to 58 communities as part of a joint effort by the U.S. Departments of Education, Health and Human Services and Justice to support schools in creating safe learning environments that promote healthy childhood development and prevent youth violence and drug use. Read More! The full announcement is also posted on the U.S. Department of Education Web site.
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Readiness Assessment Tool
Promoting safe and healthy environments in which America’s children can learn and develop is the overarching goal of the SS/HS Initiative. Violence and substance abuse in schools compromise the educational climate and endanger students and teachers. Take Readiness Assessment.
West Chicago SS/HS Recognized for Violence Reduction Programs
West Chicago SS/HS Recognized for Violence Reduction Programs
The West Chicago Elementary School District’s SS/HS initiative was featured in a U.S. Department of Education monthly live televised show.
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Video Podcasts Video Podcasting
We are pleased to offer visitors an alternative format for viewing the Road to Success and Faces of SS/HS videos. These videos are now available as video podcasts, and last for about five to seven minutes. This podcast series provides information on SS/HS and introduces some of the local grant sites that have made this Initiative such a success.
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Web Site Awards
The Federal partners are proud to announce that this Web site has received several awards of distinction for quality and service to the public.
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For Current SS/HS Grantees
Access your training and technical assistance providers, download your monthly report templates, and more using this one-stop portal to the current SS/HS community.

Spotlight on Success
Some Featured Communities Across the Country that are Making a Difference.
- Canton, OH
- Chester County, SC
- Tempe, AZ
- Mount Vernon, NY
- Round Rock, TX
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Last Updated on 9/23/2008