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March/April 2006

One More Core Value


I am pleased, as the new VAD Task Force chair, to report that the Veterans Against Drugs Program is growing and expanding every day to different parts of the country.

The most exciting news is a plan to develop a sixth “Core Value,” Patriotism. It will be presented to the VVA Board of Directors for approval as soon as an official curriculum and lesson plan are developed.

The Veterans Against Drugs Task Force is looking for VVA chapters and state councils that would like to have their “In Service to America” VAD programs featured in this column. The Task Force believes that this will be one of the best ways to let VVA members know about the many different and diversified programs that work with young people through the VAD Program. Veterans Against Drugs is the most flexible and adaptable anti-drug, anti-violence program working with American youth.

This program has been adapted to work with children as young as eight and with youthful offenders who have been sentenced to a rigorous “boot camp” environment by the courts. The Veterans Against Drugs Program and the Core Values of Honesty, Integrity, Compassion, Camaraderie, Advocacy, and Meaningful Achievement work well in small towns and big cities all across the country.

We look forward to showcasing these diversified programs.


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