Partnership for Success


The goal of Partnership for Success (PFS) is to prevent the onset and reduce the progression of underage drinking and opioid use among those 9-20 years old. 

PFS aims to address behavioral health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities and other populations by encouraging the implementation of strategies to decrease the differences in access, service use, and outcomes among the populations served.

This program is a community driven collaboration.

Program Activites

We partner with Bogalusa City Schools and Washington Parish School System to provide Life Skills training to 7th and 8th graders and Generation RX training to 9th and 10th graders.

Network with other partners to gather and share up-to-date information on substances, events, and links to other resources.

PFS provides community education through trainings 

We partner with BPD in conducting compliance checks 

Provide informational materials on underaged drinking and opioid use at health fairs, community events, and hotspots in the community

Advocate for laws and policies geared at preventing underage use of alcohol.

PFS Staff

Ginger Champagne, Project Director

Stacy Hartzog, Epidemiologist

(985) 735-0160

Partnership for Success (PFS) made a $1000 donation to Northshore Charter Elementary for support of the PFS program through the placement of a mini billboard on its campus. Pictured are principal, Deedee McCullough, and PFS project director, Ginger Champagne.

Partnership for Success (PFS) made a $1000 donation to Central Elementary for support of the PFS program through the placement of a mini billboard on its campus. Pictured are principal, Kewanda August, and PFS project director, Ginger Champagne.

Partnership for Success (PFS) made a $1000 donation to Wesley Ray Elementary for support of the PFS program through the placement of a mini billboard on its campus. Pictured are principal, Angela Kennedy, and epidemiologist,Stacy Hartzog.

Partnership for Success (PFS) made a $1000 donation to Bogalusa High School for support of the PFS program through the placement of a mini billboard on its campus. Pictured are principal, Dr. Eric Greely, PFS project director, Ginger Champagne, and ADAPT employee, Dana Walker.

Rhonda Gunnell, PFS Program Coordinator, and Ginger Champagne, Epidemiologist, presents a check for $500 to Mt. Hermon Principal, Dawn Seal. Pictured left to right: Gunnell, Seal, Champagne

Schools Benefit From Partnership for Success

Through the Partnership for Success (PFS) grant, ADAPT has partnered closely with parish and city schools. Each school has received a $500 incentive check to be used with their PBIS program. Mini billboards have been posted near the entrance of each school with the message, “I Choose Education Over Drugs.” School teachers have been trained as facilitators to implement Life Skills Training in grades 7 and 8, and Generation Rx in grades 9 and 10. ADAPT is working with State Troopers to provide the “Sudden Impact” program to all 10th graders. ADAPT works diligently to educate our youth about the dangers of alcohol and substance abuse through the PFS grant and Drug Free Communities (DFC) grant. For additional information contact Rhonda Gunnell or Ginger Champagne at (985) 735-0160.

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 LaDarrick Smith, Washington Parish Youth Coalition; Bruce Sampson, Believe Performing Arts Experience, Executive Director; and Rusty Fornea, ADAPT, Executive Director provide water for Believe Camp participants.

ADAPT Partners With Believe Performing Arts

ADAPT’s Partnership For Success (PFS) program provided water to the Believe Performing Arts Experience participants at Bogalusa High School with the message “Water is cool! Drugs are not!” PFS works to reduce underage drinking and youth substance abuse through partnerships with organizations who are committed to working together to address youth substance use. The Believe Performing Arts Experience is composed of a team of internationally experienced performers and directors from Los Angeles and New York. Youth who participate in Believe Camp are educated, inspired, empowered, and united through singing, dancing, acting, creativity and more. Believe Camp will conclude with an exciting stage show on Friday, July 9th, at 6:00 pm at the Bogalusa High School Auditorium. For more information on Believe Camp, contact Executive Director, Bruce Sampson, at 985-268-7608. PFS Program Director, Rhonda Gunnell, can be contacted at 985-735-0160 for information on forming positive partnerships to benefit the youth of Washington Parish.

ADAPT, INC  Partners with Area Agencies to Provide Lifesaving Narcan

Mike Hollywood on behalf of the Bogalusa Fire Department receives Narcan from Rhonda Gunnell at ADAPT. Narcan nasal spray contains naloxone hydrochloride. When administered it blocks or reverses the effects of opioid overdose, including extreme drowsiness, slowed breathing, or loss of consciousness. Narcan nasal spray can save lives when used in an emergency situation to treat an opioid overdose. Mike Hollywood, BFD, receives the Narcan from Rhonda Gunnell, ADAPT. The Narcan was provided by ADAPT, Inc. in collaboration with Florida Parishes Human Services Authority.

 For more information on Narcan, contact ADAPT at 985-735-0160.

Rusty Fornea interviews with Washington Parish Community Connect - click here to view. 

Washington Parish Drug Take Back Day

Sheriff Randy Seal, Angela Houlemard, Deputy Sheriff Geoff Crowe, and Rusty Fornea are pictured with medication that was collected and removed from circulation at the 2nd Annual Drive By, "Washington Parish Drug Take Back Day," sponsored by Access Health Louisiana in Bogalusa at the Washington Parish Council on Aging. ADAPT, Inc., along with other organizations partnered with Access Health to make the event a huge success. Thirty-two (32) pounds of medication was collected and will be appropriately disposed of. 

School Leaders Receive Training

Teachers learn prevention programs to provide instruction to students in grades 3-12.

ADAPT, Inc. provided educators in Bogalusa and Washington Parish Schools with training in prevention programs which will be implemented during the 2022-2023 school year. Participants were trained in Life Skills Training (LST), Kids Don’t Gamble (KDG), Generation Rx, and Catch My Breath (CMB). LST is an evidenced-based program that has been extensively tested and proven effective in reducing alcohol, opioid, and illicit drug use by as much as 80%. KDG is an interdisciplinary program designed to discourage underage gambling through improved critical thinking and problem solving, leading to better decision-making skills for students. Generation Rx is an Opioid Prevention Program that teaches prescription safety and dangers of opioids. CMB is an evidenced-based program to prevent the use of vaping among youth.

The training was conducted by Ginger Champagne, Program Coordinator, and Rusty Fornea, Executive Director. Other staff members who assisted with the training included Stephanie Seals and Maddie Champagne.

Participants included Annunciation Catholic School: Tabitha Ezell, Laurie Pittman, Debbie Donnely; Bens Ford Christian: Jana Pounds; Bogalusa Alternative: Parish Sumrall; Bogalusa High: Temicka Johnson, Trenise Graves, Vanessa Smith; Central Elementary: Stina Bickham, Jessica Pritchard, LaDarrus Brister; Northshore Charter: Janet Scott; Enon Elementary: Jessica Easterling, Brittany Galloway, Amanda Hall; Franklinton Primary: Angela Brown; Franklinton Elementary: Jenny Morgan, Misty Smith; Franklinton High: Stacy Cooper, Cheryl Seals; Franklinton Jr. High: Bernice Briggs, Debra Byrd, Andy Creel, Keniya Dillon, Daniel Hillburn, April Knight, Leigh Ann Morel, Misty Polk, Tiffany Polkey, Tiffany Smith, Melissa Wilkerson, Cheyenne Wilson, Reggie Wilson; Franklinton Primary: Brooke Crain, Darlene Fugate, Rhonda Ingram, Peggy Leonard, Erika Samsey; Mt.Hermon: Lee Bond, Brandie Kerbow; Jennifer Strickland, LaHoma Vernon; Pine Jr/Sr High: Brett Cooper, Cody Cooper, Blake Dillon, Trevor Stuart; Thomas Elementary: Lisa Magee, Tasche Magee; Varnado High: Amber Burge, Garnet Fornea, Latasha Payton; Wesley Ray Elementary: Tasche Harry.


For more information on prevention programs offered by ADAPT, Inc. contact Ginger Champagne or Rusty Fornea at (985) 735-0160.