GameChanger Initiative

The City of Parkersburg, in partnership with Wood County Schools, has successfully secured funding and initiated the implementation of the groundbreaking GameChanger program to combat substance misuse among the youth population. This proactive collaboration aims to create a safer and healthier environment for West Virginia students, preventing drug use before it starts.

"Prevention is the ultimate long-term solution to the drug crisis in WV and Parkersburg. I am pleased that Parkersburg has been able to fund this innovative, student-driven comprehensive approach. I applaud the Wood County Board of Education & Superintendent Willis for their consideration and allowing us to be a partner in this initiative."  – Mayor Tom Joyce

To further promote this initiative, the City of Parkersburg is working with our area high schools to help bring positive attention to the many students who have declared to be "drug free!" These videos are shared on our social media channels (Facebook and YouTube) and help serve as a reminder that our prevention efforts are working. 

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