Prevention Force Family Center is hosting a Town Meeting on Thursday, March 18, 4:00-6:00 PM, at the Frederick Douglass Branch Library, 3353 West 13th Street, to introduce a federally mandated, community-based campaign to inform youth and adults of the dangers of underage alcohol consumption and to launch a comprehensive prevention effort. A panel discussion will be held to present facts on the severity of the underage drinking problem, and alert everyone to the physical, psychological, and legal risks attached, and begin the process of developing a community strategy for solving the problem.
Youth and adults are urged to attend and participate. Following the panel discussion, a Question & Answer Period will be held.
The federal government’s Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking is supporting similar Town Meetings across America during the week of March 22-March 26, coinciding with the start of April’s Alcohol Awareness Month.
For information on the Town Meeting and strategies for preventing underage drinking, call Prevention Force Family Center at 312/840-9000 or 773/826-5543.