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Free summer camp now accepting applications

Students with Achievable Goals (SWAG) Summer Camp will begin today for students fourth through 12th grade.

The camp is a free comprehensive program that focuses on raising self-esteem and developing decision making, problem solving and communication skills.

Educational session and fun activities are used to help youth make healthy decisions on their own, according to Eugene McIntosh, who is with the Council on Substance Abuse (COSA) that provides the SWAG program.

“Based on 2015 and 2016 SIR data for all Selma City schools, a majority of student infractions could be classified as risk factors,” said McIntosh. “These are associated with adolescent alcohol and substance use.

“Although students in today’s society have so many outlets to develop skills, there seems to be a lack of life skills,” said McIntosh. “These are skills that will be needed to contribute to students making the right choice so that they can develop into a fully functioning adult.”

Applications are still being accepted for the camp. For more information, call McIntosh at 334-262-1629 or email info@cosancadd.org.