Six Pittsburgh-Area School Districts Win Big
Freeport School District
The FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association teamed up with the Penguins Foundation for FBI Pittsburgh’s annual HOPE (Heroin Outreach Prevention and Education) PSA Contest. Tuesday, six local school districts took home prizes at the Penguins game and even more knowledge about the dangers of opioid and heroin abuse.
The students were tasked with creating videos that raise awareness about the dangers of the increasing drug epidemic in our area. It has reached pandemic levels across Western Pennsylvania, impacting all walks of life, regardless of age, race, or socioeconomic boundaries.
That’s why the FBI Pittsburgh Division partnered with key community stakeholders, including educators, law enforcement, and treatment and rehabilitation facilities. The group is striving to formulate proactive solutions, particularly in the areas of education, prevention, and awareness.
South Fayette School District
“This program engages students to look at what can happen if they take the path towards drug use. We want to empower and educate them on the dangers of addiction,” said Special Agent in Charge Robert Johnson. “Because opioid addiction can take hold after just one use, we also want to send a message to those who are even thinking of trying drug.”
More than 40 entries were submitted. Prizes were awarded to the top 3 entries in two categories. Video entries can be viewed at https://fbipghcaaa.org/hope/youth/psacontest/winners/
Winning school districts (below) each received monetary grants from the Penguins Foundation, as well as other prizes.
People’s Choice Category:
- 1st: Freeport
- 2nd: Fox Chapel
- 3rd: Leechburg
Fox Chapel School District
Leechburg School District
Mt. Lebanon School District
West Allegheny School District