Augusta University receives $16,360 grant from Governor’s Office of Highway Safety

Augusta University has once again received a grant to participate in the Georgia Young Adult Program of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. This year, the amount awarded is $16,360.

The mission of the Georgia Young Adult Program is to promote education and awareness to young adults about highway safety issues such as underage drinking, impaired driving, destructive decisions and other high-risk behaviors in order to decrease crashes, injuries and fatalities.

The program partners with colleges and universities throughout the state to spread awareness and education, using strategies such as peer education and educational speakers. The program encourages schools to develop creative, innovative techniques to educate students on these issues.

The Georgia Young Adult Program at Augusta University is coordinated through Student Wellness Programs, which hosts activities such as DUI simulators, tabling events and other alcohol awareness events. Programming is offered each month and during major campus events to encourage students to make informed decisions and stay safe.

“Receiving this grant is so important because it allows us to increase programming to educate students on alcohol awareness and DUI prevention,” said Morgan Davis, student wellness coordinator at Augusta University.

“Our goal is to help students learn to make informed decisions to keep themselves and others safe on the road.”

The grant year for this award runs from Oct. 1, 2021 to Sept. 30, 2022.

For more information on this grant program, visit the GOHS website or call 404-656-6996.

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