High School Group to Host Event Highlighting Substance Abuse Prevention Efforts

Students and community members from Lawrenceburg will be highlighting issues surrounding substance abuse, the community report card, and the release of a positive social norming video designed to reduce substance abuse and create more positive school and community climates.

On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at 6:30 p.m., in the Anderson County High School auditorium, the Saving Our Students (S.O.S.) Youth Coalition of Anderson County High School is presenting “Spotlighting S.O. S.”.  The community event is being sponsored by the ASAP (Agency for Substance Abuse Policy) Board of Anderson County, which sponsors the Youth Coalition.

This event’s program is designed to educate the Lawrenceburg/Anderson County community about current trends in substance abuse rates, as well as provide a community report card for positive youth outcomes.  The highlight of the event is the release of a Lip Dub video created and produced by S.O.S. Youth Coalition students at Anderson County High School that promotes abstinence from substance abuse and the enhancement of a positive school climate by becoming more involved in their school and community.

The event also includes the following speakers:  Joe Markiewicz (nationally renowned youth trainer), Laura Sweasy Parrish (drug recovery advocate and parent), Lori Gresham (RN program manager and actress), Kinsey Roberts, Payton Serafini, Jael Cobb, and Heidi Garcia (S.O.S. Youth Coalition leaders and high school students).

The evening of celebration will spotlight S.O.S. Youth Coalition activities of the 2016-2017 school year that were results of the Coalition’s research project “101 Things to Do Besides Drugs”.  Activities included a drug problem meeting with Kentucky’s Lt. Governor, high school drug survey, “You Make a Difference” school assembly, and other research-based projects.

Contact person: ​Donna Crain Drury: (502) 517-1938 or dcdrury@roadrunner.com

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