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This month we wanted to share a little of what we’re each thankful for! Check out why we’re feeling extra grateful and take a moment to think of what you’re appreciative of in your own life.

Kaitlin Merchen: (Director of Programs)
“I am thankful for the opportunity to work alongside young people who are committed to creating change on middle, high school, and college campuses. Seeing their determination, creativity, and passion for our work energizes me and makes me hopeful for the future. Empowering our youth to take charge and promoting healthy lifestyles, free of substance use for all, takes hard work but it’s made much easier with the support of all our young leaders. I’m also thankful for fall weather, Georgia football, my family, two sweet dogs, and amazing GPP team.”

Allie Winkleman: (Program Coordinator)
“I have so many things to be thankful for and sometimes I take them for granted. I have a wonderful family who would do anything for me. I have a solid group of friends who care for me and always have my back. I have a loving and supportive boyfriend who continues to push me to be my best self. And last but not least, I have a forgiving God who despite my faults still loves me more than I can even imagine.”

Macie Norris: (Community Outreach Specialist)“With Thanksgiving just around the corner I realize that I have so much to be thankful for. I am so thankful for all of the people I am surrounded by, my family, friends, coworkers, and especially my furry, four-legged siblings. I am also thankful for all the opportunities I have been given throughout my life that have led me to where I am today. Often we forget to recognize and take for granted the things that we are most thankful for. I hope you use this month to take a moment and reflect on what you are thankful for. Squeeze your loved ones and show gratitude for all you have been given. Happy Thanksgiving!”

Jim Langford: (Executive Director) “I am lucky to be thankful for many things. Two of those things most important to me are: 1) the good mental and physical health of my many family members, and 2) the staff of the Georgia Prevention Project who work every day to save lives and families from the devastation of substance misuse disorders.”

Jasmine Douglas: (Community Outreach Specialist)“I am thankful for my health, my ability to stay motivated every day to strive to become a better person, and my education. These three things have taken me so far in my 22 years of life, and I hope that they continue to for the rest of my life. I am also thankful for my father, and my boyfriend, these two push me to be a better person every single day. I am also thankful to be able to work alongside amazing people here at GPP.”

Thank you again for all of your support!

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