Everyone Welcome! High School students can receive Community Services Learning hours for assisting staffs with the Town Hall Meeting. Also, students who attend the meeting will receive service learning hours. For more information contact Sandra Glenn or Evelyn Gaston at (773) 287-5543.
When people hear the phrase “underage drinking,” they often think of teenagers using alcohol. Nearly 1 out of 7, 10th graders (14.4 percent) and about 2 out of every 7, 12th graders (27.6 percent) reported being drunk at least once in the last month.
The purpose of the Teen Against Underage Drinking Town Hall Meeting is to encourage parents to talk with their children about drinking on prom night and the hazards of drinking. The meeting will provide an opportunity for high school students,’ youth, parents, teachers, official, and other community members to voice their concerns and suggest ideas for preventing young people from using alcohol especially during prom time.
Recent statistics only affirm parents’ concerns about teenage consumption of alcohol during prom night. In recent years, teenagers have consist drinking on prom night a rite of passage. The Town Hall Meeting is to increase community awareness on the issue of underage drinking, identify how underage drinking affects the community, and brainstorm possible solutions.
Underage Drinking Prevention: Town Hall Meeting is a national effort by the Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Health Services, to educate students, youth, parents, caregivers, and other adults about the harmful effects of underage drinking.