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Rise Up! Glendale hopes to curb drug abuse


Glendale-based Youth4Youth has written a grant to help create Rise Up! Glendale, a group of concerned community leaders and members working to reduce youth alcohol, marijuana and prescription drug use/abuse in the city.

“Our goal is to mentor, develop them and then turn them loose,” said Larry Tracey, the Youth4Youth executive director. “We want them to be on their own and exist for decades.”

Rise Up! Glendale began in October 2020, when it was discovered that the city had no localized substance abuse prevention efforts. The mission is to unite Glendale in preventing substance use among youth while providing the life skills to rise up to their potential.