Cobb Alcohol Taskforce Seeks Youth to Participate in Summit

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Cobb Alcohol Taskforce to Hold Youth Council Summit Hosted by The Walker School –

Seeking 100 Cobb County Youth to Participate

September 23, 2010, Marietta, GA – 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. Summit attendees will receive branded t-shirts and drawstring bags; beeligible for drawings for gift cards; receive community service learning and hours; and receive community recognition for participation in a project aimed at making a difference in underage and youth binge drinking. Cobb County middle and high school aged youth who represent an existing school or community youth group are invited to register to attend this free event. Registration forms can be found a twww.cobbat.org/youth_council and are due by October 15, 2010.

Jinny Park, Cobb Alcohol Taskforce Youth Council Chair and Walton High School Senior, said of the summit: I think it’ll be a great opportunity for Cobb County youth to see what they can do to impact the society and also to understand that they do have their own voice that should be expressed and represented.”

Photo caption: Cobb Alcohol Taskforce Youth Council Executive Leadership - (l –r top row) 1. Co-Chair Natasha Walker - Marietta High School 2. Membership/Recruitment Michelle Davis - McEachern High School 3. Chair Jinny Park - Walton High School   4.Youth Council Manager Afiya King , MPH – Cobb Alcohol Taskforce (l – r bottom row) 1. Historian Thanyhorn Chat – Dickerson Middle School   2. Corresponding Secretary     Holmes – South Cobb High School 3. Public Relations Secretary Kendall Hines – Wheeler High School (not pictured)

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.

About Take It Back – Take It Back, developed by www.faceproject.org , is a national youth-directed movement to reduce alcohol problems. It is not an organization, a program or a curriculum. It is different from a group or an organization. It is a movement. For more information, visit http://utakeitback.org .

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Alisa Bennett-Hart
PR Specialist
Cobb Alcohol Taskforce
pr@cobbat.org
770-861-5758 mobile
678-819-0877 fax
www.cobbat.org

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