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MOBIL FOUNDATION CONTINUES SUPPORT OF THE WAR AGAINST DRUGS; $50,000 GIFT AIMED AT REDUCING DRUG DEMAND AMONG YOUTH

 MOBIL FOUNDATION CONTINUES SUPPORT OF THE WAR AGAINST DRUGS;
 $50,000 GIFT AIMED AT REDUCING DRUG DEMAND AMONG YOUTH
 WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobil Foundation presented a $50,000 check to Boys & Girls Clubs of America as the final installment of a three-year $150,000 grant to support the national youth development organization's partnership with the FBI and its Drug Demand Reduction Program. Marilyn Gould, Mobil community affairs adviser, presented the check to Errol Sewell, assistant national director of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, at a special ceremony at the Eastern Boys & Girls Club on 17th Street in Washington today. Also participating in the presentation were FBI special agent Samuel Feemster of the Washington field office and club program director Kevin Buckner.
 "Drug use in this country is destroying young lives at an alarming rate," said Gould. "Mobil is proud of its participation in a program aimed at reversing this trend and helping youngsters make the right decision not to take drugs."
 Since 1988, Boys & Girls Clubs of America has worked in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of Investigation as part of the program. A special agent was assigned as Drug Demand Reduction coordinator in each of the FBI's 56 field offices. These agents work in concert with local Boys & Girls Clubs to expand club programs and services with a special emphasis on drug education and prevention activities which enable youngsters to "say no" to drugs.
 "The close partnership between the FBI and Boys & Girls Clubs of America has proven effective in providing positive alternatives to substance abuse to the young people of this country," said Feemster. "Our goal is to continue this record of success and further reduce the demand for illegal substances among our youth. This is best done in a positive environment such as a Boys & Girls Club."
 Boys & Girls Clubs of America is the nation's fastest-growing youth development organization with a primary focus on young people from disadvantaged circumstances. More than 1,350 professionally- staffed Boys & Girls club facilities provide daily services to more than 1.7 million young people in the areas of drug and alcohol prevention, delinquency intervention, health and fitness, career exploration and educational enhancement.
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 /CONTACT: Arlene Ashmore of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, 212-351-5941/ CO: Mobil Foundation; Boys & Girls Clubs of America ST: District of Columbia IN: SU:


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