The Upper Arlington Community Foundation, continuing its mission of improving and enhancing our community, partners with The Stand Project to foster a culture where the prevention of substance abuse is a priority.

The Stand Project is an Upper Arlington community coalition committed to impacting youth substance misuse and standing by students and families in finding help. For more information, visit

Heart of UA award winners, Lynn and Bob Ness are parents, grandparents, and involved community members of UA. Recently, the Lynn and Bob Ness Fund took a stand against substance misuse with a grant for The Stand Project. This grant enables the organization to bring speaker Laura Stack of Johnny's Ambassadors on "The Dangerous Truth About Today's Marijuana" to UA this Spring.

The Stand Project Vision:

We want Upper Arlington to be a place where:

  • Everyone in our community – parents, youth, friends, neighbors, teachers, coaches, schools, churches, businesses and community leaders – is committed to standing up for the health and well-being of our young people. Where all are working together to help them become responsible, productive and passionate adults.
  • Preventing substance abuse is a priority.
  • Help and support are readily available.

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Join with others to become a collective force of positive change in our community.