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Fulton County Youth Commissioners Kickoff “Not Even Once” Drug Prevention Tour | Print |

 

Fulton County Youth Commissioners want to persuade other young people to avoid drug possession, usage and trafficking.   They will launch their “NOT EVEN ONCE” (N.E.O.) Drug Prevention School Tour Today, Wednesday, March 15, 2017.   The tour, which will continue until the end of the school year will involve visits to 15 schools, which will include a minimum of two school visits per Fulton County Commission District.

The N.E.O. initiative focuses on informing other youth of the dangers and consequences of drug usage, possession and trafficking.   Youth Commissioners will facilitate workshops in conjunction with Reginald Crossley, a certified drug prevention and intervention specialist. Students will be guided through a professional drug kit, which offers real-life visuals of various drugs.

Workshops also include multi-media simulations and other hands-on activities, ensuring information retention through peer learning and other evidence based methods. Student participants will also learn about the health effects of drug use on the human body, through visual animation of the brain’s limbic system, which depicts how drug use affects emotions.  All participants will receive the Fulton County Youth Commission’s new “N.E.O. Drug Prevention Guide”.

The Fulton County Youth Commission is a program of the Aging and Youth Services Department and is supported by the Board Commissioners.   Youth Commissioners are selected from every Fulton County Commission District.   Currently, 28 youth are serving on the Youth Commission.

The Fulton County Youth Commission is a leadership program designed to help get tomorrow's leaders involved today.   Youth Commissioners address the many issues presently facing youth through the inf­luences of government mandates, policies and legislation. Students learn how local government handles youth issues, they make suggestions for the best solutions, but most importantly, Youth Commissioners help facilitate change.

For more information, contact Youth Commission Coordinator Reginald Crossley at 404-612-7386alt or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Citizens in need of reasonable accommodations due to a disability including, communications in an alternative format should contact the Aging and Youth Services Department Disability Liaison at (404) 613-7944alt. For Georgia Relay Access, dial 711.

 
 

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