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Marvin Ridge to host important Talk It Out Programs on April 1

Through the effort and support of parents, teachers, and administration, Marvin Ridge High School is proud to host two Talk It Out program assemblies for our students on Wednesday, April 1.

Go to http://www.talkitoutnc.org/ for more information as well as eye-opening facts. Below is information provided to us through the intiative- 

In May 2014, Governor Pat McCrory issued an executive order establishing the Governor’s Substance Abuse and Underage Drinking Prevention and Treatment Task Force.

Getting people in North Carolina to address the dangers of underage drinking — and to change behavior that many mistakenly believe is harmless — is no small task.

That’s why we’re committed to using every resource at our disposal and working with as many like-minded partners as possible, to talk about a problem that’s been swept under the rug for far too long. We can start the conversation. We can begin to change minds. We can protect North Carolina’s children. Together, we can solve this problem. We can make a difference.

Through our research, we confirmed that there is, in fact, a problem: Too many kids are drinking. Too many parents are unaware of the scope. Neither group feels comfortable dealing with the issue or has a good handle on the facts.

But we also identified a solution: Kids want and expect to hear from their parents. Parents want to be better prepared. And better communication can go a long way toward reducing underage drinking.

That’s why Talk It Out exists — to fill the gap with real information and honest discussion. And to start the long, challenging process of reducing underage drinking, and all the harm it causes in North Carolina.

Through the effort and support of parents, teachers, and administration, Marvin Ridge High School is proud to host two Talk It Out program assemblies for our students on Wednesday, April 1.

Go to http://www.talkitoutnc.org/ for more information as well as eye-opening facts.
 

Written by: Lisa Justice
Posted: Mar 31, 2015 by Lisa Justice

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