Cobb Alcohol Taskforce Celebrates Red Ribbon Week with Youth Council Summit and PSA Contest

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Alisa Bennett-Hart
PR Specialist
Cobb Alcohol Taskforce
pr@cobbat.org
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COBB ALCOHOL TASKFORCE CELEBRATES RED RIBBON WEEK WITH YOUTH COUNCIL SUMMIT AND PSA CONTEST

October 22, 2010, Marietta, GA – Cobb Alcohol Taskforce recognizes Red Ribbon Week, October 23 -31, 2010, the Nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention program reaching millions of Americans during the last week of October every year. Scheduled taskforce activities are as follows:

  • Cobb Alcohol Taskforce will hold a Youth Council Summit at The Walker School on October 23, 2010. The event will be a day full of fun with interactive activities led by youth delegates of the Cobb Alcohol Taskforce Youth Council – Take It Back chapter. Youth facilitated workshops will focus on giving youth a voice that will shake up adult attitudes and beliefs about underage and youth binge drinking. Cobb County middle and high school aged youth who represent an existing school or community youth group will be in attendance.  The Youth Council will develop youth-led projects to reduce underage and youth binge drinking throughout the year and will come back together in the Spring of 2011. The media is invited to attend and cover this event.
  • The taskforce will also sponsor a Public Service Announcement Contest for Cobb area students in conjunction with Cobb County School’s Prevention Intervention Center. Submitted PSAs will showcase the artistic talent of Cobb County students and provide effective messaging addressing the problem of adults providing alcohol to minors. The contest is being kicked off on October 23 at the start of Red Ribbon Week. Contest entries must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. December 3, 2010 to be considered for voting. Voting will take place on the School Tube website during the week of December 6 -10, 2010. Winners will be announced in early 2011. Prizes are made available through a contribution from the Cobb Commission on Children and Youth. Winning PSA’s will air on local TV stations during National Alcohol Awareness Month in April 2011.

About the Cobb Alcohol Taskforce  - Cobb Alcohol Taskforce is an alliance of individuals and organizations which mobilizes and challenges Cobb County adults to reduce underage drinking and youth binge drinking, by advancing strategic enforcement, policy and education goals. To learn more, visit www.cobbat.org or call 770-861-5758.

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