Congressman to advise against underage drinking at Challenger K8 | Families
Spring Hill, Florida-- Congressman Rich Nugent will send a positive message to Spring Hill middle schoolers on Monday.
He will join the Ask, Listen, Learn: Kids and Alcohol Don’t Mix team to encourage Challenger K8 kids "to say 'Yes' to a healthy lifestyle, and 'No' to underage drinking."
Ask, Listen. Learn is a Century Council program. The Century Council and a team of educators and psychologists created the program to educate parents and their children about the consequences of underage drinking.
Shannon Adams of the Century Council, and Principal Sue Stoops of Challenger K8 will also take part in the event on Monday.
According to the Century Council, they work with middle school-aged children because of statistics such as the following:
- 36 percent of adolescents say they have tried alcohol by the time they reached the eighth grade. (Monitoring the Future Study, 2010)
- Nearly 16 percent of 12 to 14 year olds report they have consumed alcohol in the past month. (National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2010)
- Half (49%) of 12-14 year olds believe alcohol education has made a difference in the decision they have made. (The TRU Study; 2010, August 2009)
For more information on Ask, Listen, Learn, visit www.asklistenlearn.com.
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