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.
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
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.
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.
forward to showcasing these diversified programs.