For the Health of It; Town Hall Meeting on Underage Drinking – April 20, 2016

April 18, 2016

Town Hall_Ad DraftApril is Alcohol Awareness Month – We’re working to keep kids alcohol and drug free

Take the PLEDGE to NOT provide alcohol to our youth.

WHO: Nevada County Club Live Youth Council, Coalition for a Drug Free Nevada County (CDFNC), California Friday Night Live Partnership (CFNLP),  California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and Nevada County Public Health

WHAT: Nevada County Club Live Youth Council would like to invite you to attend a Town Hall meeting – for the health of it. This year, in partnership with the Coalition for a Drug Free Nevada County, our Youth Council is working on a grant-funded campaign provided through the California Friday Night Live Partnership (CFNLP), with funding from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  NO COST to attend – Space is limited.

WHERE: NEO Youth Center | 139 Joerschke Drive, Grass Valley, CA 95945

WHEN:  Wednesday, April 20th, 2016. 6:30pm – 7:30pm

WHY: The Youth Coalition is concerned about underage drinking and the monumental role it plays in the cause of many youth and young adult problems, including engagement in risky behaviors. Therefore, we are requesting your attendance and support at our town hall meeting where we can discuss this concern further, and propose a plan of action to prevent this trend from reaching our community. Telling our youth not to drink isn’t enough-we have to address the environmental elements that are promoting underage drinking, and dimming the bright futures of our youth, families and communities.  The Nevada County Public Health Friday Night Live and Club Live Prevention Program’s works in partnership with young people to change norms, move policies and educate/engage their communities about what they can do to reduce problems associated with alcohol and underage drinking. With so much at risk, it’s hard to comprehend why youth report easy access to alcohol, experience community norms that condone underage / binge drinking, and are consistently bombarded with media messages that promote alcohol consumption.

For more information contact Brandi Fowler, Health Education Specialist; 265-1780 or brandi.fowler@co.nevada.ca.us

Take the PLEDGE to NOT provide alcohol to our youth.

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