Monday, November 16

SCRI Partners with STL Proud

Krystle Washington addresses the STL PROUD Coalition during a recent meeting.

Baton Rouge, La. - Extension Educator Krystle J. Washington has joined the St. Landry Preventing Rx Overuse and Underage Drinking (STL PROUD) Coalition.
The organization, formerly known as the  St. Landry Parish Children and Youth Services Planning Board, includes approximately 20 non-profit organizations, state agencies, local municipal governments, and businesses which service the needs of children and youth in St. Landry Parish. STL PROUD targets the 12-25 age group.

St. Landry Parish has been selected by the Louisiana Partnerships for Success as one of 10 high need parishes in the state to address the priorities of underage drinking, prescription drug misuse/abuse, and depression.  In addressing these priorities, the St. Landry Parish Children & Youth Services Planning Board has branded itself as the STL PROUD Coalition.  In highlighting the acronym STL PROUD, the intent is to bring positive presence in addressing the ills of underage drinking and prescription drug misuse/abuse. 

Rather than the messaging of “don’t do this” and “stop doing that,” the STL PROUD Coalition seeks to build a sense of pride among the targeted age populations to be addressed and hopefully, seeing a sense of pride will permeate the whole parish, while addressing the issues of underage drinking and prescription drug misuse/abuse.  There is the belief that ‘The Power of Change’ is at work in the parish.  We are “One parish pulling together to change our future!” 

For more information on STL PROUD, please visit their website, at

For more information on how you can be involved, give suggestion, or questions/ concerns; contact Krystle J. Washington at



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