You’re invited to participate in the National Substance Abuse Prevention Month Twitter chat on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. ET to discuss substance abuse prevention among youth.
Please join David Mineta, the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s Deputy Director of Demand Reduction, Ritankar Das, Chair of the Science & Engineering Festival (USASEF) Youth Advisory Board; Jack Andraka USASEF Youth Advisory Board Member, and Lauren Foisy, National Youth Leadership Institute (NYLI) young leader.
Far too many young people with bright futures are limited by drug use. By addressing this issue, we can educate our youth and prepare them to face the world’s challenges. By participating in the chat, you will learn useful tips on how to incorporate primary prevention into your community and the nexus between substance use and academic achievement.
We look forward to hearing your questions and ideas about how we can make sure our kids are drug-free, ready to learn, and achieving academically.
Here are three simple steps you can take to join in:
1. Tweet your questions and replies using the hashtag #PrevMonth on Oct. 14 at 7 p.m.
3. Follow @ONDCP for updates
Celebrate My Drive® is a community celebration of safe driving habits. It emphasizes making safe choices behind the wheel like 2N2®, 2 eyes on the road, 2 hands on the wheel.
Please help influence new drivers to be safe drivers by inviting high schools to rally students, teachers and community members to make safe driving commitments at www.celebratemydrive.com Oct 15 - 24.
High schools must be registered by Oct. 7 to compete for great prizes. Two grand prize winners will earn a hometown concert by The Band Perry, plus a $100,000 grant. Eight more schools will be awarded a $100,000 grant. Ninety high schools will receive $25,000 grants.
October is National Farm to School Month and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is looking forward to celebrating with school districts and partners across the country all month long! Share your Farm to School Month plans and stories with them and they may feature your school in the e-letter, on twitter, or in a future blog!
In the meantime, check out the wealth of Farm to School Month resources, from the National Farm to School Network, including fact sheets, a communications toolkit, powerpoint presentations and much more. Reach out to your Farm to School Regional Lead and state farm to school contacts for more information on what’s going on in your state!
Read on for more information about Farm to School Month 2014, including resources, a chance to win $1,000 for your farm to school project and other ways to get involved.