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The Wheeler Award, named in honor of Billie and Morris Wheeler, annually recognizes the most successful Strategies to Act Now (STAN) Plans implemented during the previous school year.
First awarded in 1986, the Wheeler Award has provided more than $25,000 to enhance and promote youth-led substance abuse prevention efforts. Sources of the cash prizes have included the Virginia Beach Strawberry Festival, the Governor’s Office for Substance Abuse Prevention (GOSAP), Virginia ABC and private businesses in the metro Richmond area. All monetary awards are coordinated by Virginia ABC through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Deliquency Prevention (OJJDP).
All Wheeler Award applications are submitted at the beginning of each YADAPP conference by conference participants, and the award is presented on the last day of the conference.
The Wheeler Award, named in honor of YADAPP founders Billie and Morris Wheeler, annually recognizes the two most successful Strategies to Act Now (STAN) Plans implemented during the previous school year. Awards are made at each YADAPP conference in the amount of $500 each.
Minigrants are awarded annually to YADAPP teams who create exemplary Strategies to Act Now (STAN) Plans and exhibit the teamwork and planning necessary to put these plans in action.
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