Thursday, July 22, 2010

Teens help teens avoid dangers of underage drinking

News 8 Austin (Austin, TX) July 21:

"The Youth Partnership for Change is looking for teens to share the message about the dangers of underage drinking with peers, parents and teachers through public presentations. 'Young people aren't taking seriously the consequences, and with other young people actually the ones telling them what's happened to them and sharing their personal story about why they've been affected seems to be more effective,' Myra Constable, with YPC, said. Educators say teens helping teens also builds a safe foundation and environment for youth. 'It's also a culture, a new family, because you're becoming a new culture of not drinking and breaking those social norms and being a part of positive ones,' community educator Jaime Herrera said."
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