Youth Coalition to Host Back-to-School Roller Skating Party

The Talbot Youth Coalition for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention will be hosting a “back-to-school” roller skating party on Friday night, August 26, 2011 from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. at the Hog Neck Community Center in Easton. All youth 13-18 are invited to attend. Music and refreshments will be provided. Admission is free. The event is being cosponsored by the Talbot County Parks and Recreation Department.

The Youth Coalition is a program intended to get our youth involved in the problem that Talbot County has a growing substance abuse and addictions problem and assist in finding solutions. The Youth Coalition is part of an international Youth-to-Youth program which is a proven effective research-based prevention program. Programs typically include:

•A clear NO tobacco, alcohol, or any other drug policy
•This is a program in which the teens play the key roles in the program, agenda, activities and decisions
•The program focuses on issues that teens are most likely to face; alcohol, drugs, peer pressure, sexuality, suicide, etc.
•Stresses the development of leadership

The Youth Coalition is looking for new members who are interested in taking a leadership role in the community. We are especially in need of younger members who can help to keep the process moving forward. If you are interested in helping to plan further community youth events, please contact Gary Pearce at Talbot Partnership.