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    Grant to boost youth initiative in Coatesville

    A $125,000 grant will go a long way in helping the Coatesville community fight against illegal drugs.

    The Daily News reports the grant, from the National Drug Control Policy and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, will be used by the Brandywine health Foundation’s Coatesville Youth Initiative to combat drug, alcohol and tobacco use in the area.

    Organizers of the initiative say they plan to hire two more employees to help with drug-prevention efforts.

    According to The Daily News, the initiative was established in 2009 to improve graduation rates and hep children avoid risky behavior.

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