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1st Music Contest for Drug Awareness, SAY NO
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Hosting Agency: NY/NJ Korean Social Worker’s Association


1.        Goal:

This contest will help Korean adolescents and young adults to learn about drug problems and to increase awareness so that they can prevent drug abuse and dependence problems in the future.

2.         About  KASWA:

The Korean American Social Workers Association of New York and New Jersey was founded in the early 1980s by Korean social work pioneers to provide mutual support and networking opportunities. Holding true to this tradition, KASWA continues to serve the social and mental health needs of the metropolitan New York area especially among the youth and vulnerable populations.

KASWA is not yet incorporated but currently fully sponsored by SEKA, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Your donations to KASWA will be tax deductible.


3.        Measurable Objectives:

-        This contest will recruit 20 contestants (teams) with an original or revised song.
-        This contest will invite 300 adolescents, young adults and their family members.
-        This contest will invite 50 professionals in youth services and/or drug treatment.  

4.        Needs Assessment for  SAY NO Music Contest (Data from the Korea Daily and The Korea Times, USA)

-        Koreans American drug use rate is ranked as the second highest (5.6%) among Asian subgroups in the United States.
-        1 in 4 Korean Americans are reported binge drinkers
-        Among 13,827 Korean American students, 19.6% reported that they smoke Marijuana (1 out of 5 Korean American Students), 10.5% abused Cocaine and 10.2% abused Methamphetamine.
-        Korean American students who heard about anti-drug messages reduced 25% of their likelihood of smoking Marijuana. Korean American students whose families strongly opposed Marijuana smoking reported 80% reduction of their likelihood of smoking Marijuana.
-        Drug awareness education and campaign targeting children and their family members are proven to be effective in prevention among our children.

5.        Contest Date, Time and Place

-        Contest Date: Saturday, August 21, 2010 5PM-9PM
-        Contest Place: Korea Village Open Center at 150-24 Northern Blvd, Flushing.

6.        Staffing Plan

-        We organized a contest event planning committee to implement and coordinate the music contest.
-        The planning team has met weekly to establish timeframes, budgeting, recruitment, administrative tasks, implementation and review progress. The members of the event planning team are listed below:

-        Chair: Esther Lee, Ph.D, Previous President of Korean American Association of Flushing, Inc.
-        Advisor: Tae Jin Kwon, JD
-        Planning Team Leader: Sung Min Yoon, Assistant Project Director of The Child Center of New York
-        Community Relational Team Leader: Che Jin Park, JD
-        Contestant Recruitment and Music Team Leader: Youngsoo Choi, Esq.
-        Advertisement and Volunteer Team Leader: Shinwoo Kim, Creedmore Hospital
-        Administrative Coordinator, Paul Chang, Social Worker, Visiting Nurse Association of New York & President of NY/NJ Korean American Social Worker’s Association
-        Secretary: Sejung Son, Psychiatric Social Worker, The Child Center of New York Asian Clinic

-        We will recruit 10 social work volunteers and 20 student volunteers who will be in charge of logistics and coordination at the event. They will also assist with the advertisement and outreach for this event.

7.        Project Summary and details:

-        We are accepting submissions for the contest, (to be held at location shown above). This music contest will encourage Korean American Adolescents and young adults aged 13-24 to create or compose a song or to re-write a composed song with their own Drug Awareness lyrics. This contest will be open to individuals and/or groups. An e-mail address for the event and a Facebook profile has been created to promote this event, as well as to provide any updates.

-        Contestants will perform their songs. They will be judged and awarded in two separate contests: One for junior and high school students, and the other for college and young adults. There will be three prizes for each separate contest. You can see the details on the attached program flyer.

-        We will invite a youth service and/or treatment service agencies who provide drug abuse services. At a booth, each provider will distribute educational materials to reach out to potential clients as well as educate teens and their families.

-        As a special program, we will present a 5 minute skit drama with the theme of drug awareness. Guest singers will perform for the audience while judges tally the scores.


Thank you for your time and generous support!

Hosting Agency: NY/NJ Korean Social Worker’s Association


1.        Goal:

This contest will help Korean adolescents and young adults to learn about drug problems and to increase awareness so that they can prevent drug abuse and dependence problems in the future.

2.         About  KASWA:

The Korean American Social Workers Association of New York and New Jersey was founded in the early 1980s by Korean social work pioneers to provide mutual support and networking opportunities. Holding true to this tradition, KASWA continues to serve the social and mental health needs of the metropolitan New York area especially among the youth and vulnerable populations.

KASWA is not yet incorporated but currently fully sponsored by SEKA, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Your donations to KASWA will be tax deductible.


3.        Measurable Objectives:

-        This contest will recruit 20 contestants (teams) with an original or revised song.
-        This contest will invite 300 adolescents, young adults and their family members.
-        This contest will invite 50 professionals in youth services and/or drug treatment.  

4.        Needs Assessment for  SAY NO Music Contest (Data from the Korea Daily and The Korea Times, USA)

-        Koreans American drug use rate is ranked as the second highest (5.6%) among Asian subgroups in the United States.
-        1 in 4 Korean Americans are reported binge drinkers
-        Among 13,827 Korean American students, 19.6% reported that they smoke Marijuana (1 out of 5 Korean American Students), 10.5% abused Cocaine and 10.2% abused Methamphetamine.
-        Korean American students who heard about anti-drug messages reduced 25% of their likelihood of smoking Marijuana. Korean American students whose families strongly opposed Marijuana smoking reported 80% reduction of their likelihood of smoking Marijuana.
-        Drug awareness education and campaign targeting children and their family members are proven to be effective in prevention among our children.

5.        Contest Date, Time and Place

-        Contest Date: Saturday, August 21, 2010 5PM-9PM
-        Contest Place: Korea Village Open Center at 150-24 Northern Blvd, Flushing.

6.        Staffing Plan

-        We organized a contest event planning committee to implement and coordinate the music contest.
-        The planning team has met weekly to establish timeframes, budgeting, recruitment, administrative tasks, implementation and review progress. The members of the event planning team are listed below:

-        Chair: Esther Lee, Ph.D, Previous President of Korean American Association of Flushing, Inc.
-        Advisor: Tae Jin Kwon, JD
-        Planning Team Leader: Sung Min Yoon, Assistant Project Director of The Child Center of New York
-        Community Relational Team Leader: Che Jin Park, JD
-        Contestant Recruitment and Music Team Leader: Youngsoo Choi, Esq.
-        Advertisement and Volunteer Team Leader: Shinwoo Kim, Creedmore Hospital
-        Administrative Coordinator, Paul Chang, Social Worker, Visiting Nurse Association of New York & President of NY/NJ Korean American Social Worker’s Association
-        Secretary: Sejung Son, Psychiatric Social Worker, The Child Center of New York Asian Clinic

-        We will recruit 10 social work volunteers and 20 student volunteers who will be in charge of logistics and coordination at the event. They will also assist with the advertisement and outreach for this event.

7.        Project Summary and details:

-        We are accepting submissions for the contest, (to be held at location shown above). This music contest will encourage Korean American Adolescents and young adults aged 13-24 to create or compose a song or to re-write a composed song with their own Drug Awareness lyrics. This contest will be open to individuals and/or groups. An e-mail address for the event and a Facebook profile has been created to promote this event, as well as to provide any updates.

-        Contestants will perform their songs. They will be judged and awarded in two separate contests: One for junior and high school students, and the other for college and young adults. There will be three prizes for each separate contest. You can see the details on the attached program flyer.

-        We will invite a youth service and/or treatment service agencies who provide drug abuse services. At a booth, each provider will distribute educational materials to reach out to potential clients as well as educate teens and their families.

-        As a special program, we will present a 5 minute skit drama with the theme of drug awareness. Guest singers will perform for the audience while judges tally the scores.


Thank you for your time and generous support!
  
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