The Stand Project is an Upper Arlington community action project focused on the prevention of substance abuse and committed to standing by students
and families in finding help.

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Eight Stand Project Student Representatives are presenting to 8th grade classes at Jones and Hastings Middles Schools on April 12-13th. Their presentation is focused on the dangers of vaping and what it really looks like at the high school level. Download their presentation and learn more about vaping.

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VAPING - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW?

Vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling the aerosol, often referred to as vapor, which is produced by an e-cigarette or similar device. The term is used because e-cigarettes do not produce tobacco smoke, but rather an aerosol, often mistaken for water vapor, that actually consists of fine particles. Many of these particles contain varying amounts of toxic chemicals, which have been linked to cancer, as well as respiratory and heart disease.

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Don’t ask me “How was your day?” a hundred times.

SHOW ME YOU LOVE ME!

Show your kid some love this Valentine's Day. Not sure how? Ask and listen. They'll tell you.
This enlightening video features quotes directly from students from The Wellington School and the Upper Arlington High School
telling us just how to best love them.

(a special thanks to the Stand Project Student Group for the video)

#ShowMeYouLoveMe

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2017 UA State of the City
Award Winners

Congratulations Denny Mardas! 

Congratulations to Denny Mardas for winning Super Senior at this year's Upper Arlington State of the City Address! Denny is a calm, gentle unassuming man with a huge heart for young people. As a resident of Upper Arlington, Denny raised his family and now has the privilege of watching grandchildren grow up in Upper Arlington. Denny is a community advocate on multiple levels, is a long-time member of the Upper Arlington Optimist Club acting as the Chair of the Respect for Law and is an active member of the Stand Project participating with the Youth Engagement team.

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Congratulations Dr. John Leff &
Brian Jepson from Ohio Health!

Congratulations to Dr. John Leff and Brian Jepson from Ohio Health for winning Business of the Year at this year's Upper Arlington State of the City Address! Ohio Health offered The Stand Project time from active volunteers with subject matter expertise. Dr. John Leff is a UA resident, parent and surgeon at Riverside Surgical Associates and is affiliated with Ohio Health. John acts as an extension of Ohio Heath as a subject matter expert attacking the issue of substance abuse with passion, knowledge and first-hand patient experience. With a full medical practice, John makes participating in The Stand Project a priority as an At Large Member of the Board. Under the leadership of Brian Jepson, OhioHealth awarded The Stand Project a $15,000 grant to help grow the initiative and agreed to in-kind printing services for community resource guides distributed to every student in UA.  

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RESPONSIBLE DISPOSAL - DROPBOX

Thanks to a grant from the CVS/pharmacy Medical Disposal for Safer Communities Program received in 2015, the City of Upper Arlington hosts a permanent Drug Collection Unit in the Concourse Gallery of the Municipal Services Center (MSC). Applying for the grant and pursuing safe modes of disposing of unwanted medication was a joint effort of the Leadership UA Class of 2015, the Police Division and The Stand Project. Drugs can be dropped off with no questions asked.

Accepted items: 
Any pills, liquids, inhalers, or ointments that are prescribed

Items that cannot be accepted:
Thermometers, Needles (sharps), Medication/medical waste from businesses or clinics, any over-the-counter medication

The Upper Arlington Municipal Building
3600 Tremont Road. 
Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday

To drop off prescription drugs after normal business hours or if no one is in the City Manager's office, you can contact the Upper Arlington Police Department (down the hall in the Municipal Building) (614) 583-5150.

Visit http://rxdrugdropbox.org/ to find other locations in the Central Ohio area.

Visit out Resources page for more information regarding safe and proper disposal of prescription medications, 

WHY I STAND

“IT'S VERY DIFFICULT TO BE THE PARENT OF A CHILD WHO IS STRUGGLING… YOU DON'T KNOW HOW TO REACT AND YOU REALLY DON'T KNOW WHERE TO TURN.”

Jenny Ledman, Upper Arlington parent &
The Stand Project Chair

“IT'S AMAZING THAT A COMMUNITY HAS COME TOGETHER WITH SUCH A ROBUST GROUP OF CIVIC LEADERS, EDUCATORS AND FAMILY MEMBERS... ALL FOCUSED ON HELPING.”

Becky Wilkins, Community Outreach Chair OSU Wexner Medical Center & Associate Director of Rardin Family Practice

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE STAND PROJECT
OR HAVE A QUESTION, PLEASE DON'T HESITATE TO CONTACT US.

If you are experiencing an emergency and need immediate medical attention or psychiatric help,
call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency department.