LIVERPOOL - Queens County youth will get the facts they need to make informed decisions about alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs, thanks to a community safety initiative being led by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 038.
Each student will receive a copy of Drug Safety: Smart Choices for LIFE, an award-winning educational resource produced by Community Safety Net. The resource includes a 112-page handbook geared to young people and access to online safety videos that augment the written materials.
A free downloadable app for smartphones and tablets is included, which is customized to provide local safety contact numbers, safety tips, videos and other safety information. There is also a section for parents.
To offset the resource costs, a safety coordinator will be contacting local businesses and organizations to attain support on behalf of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 038. All supporters will be featured in the front of each safety book as well as in the community’s customized safety app.
Studies have shown that drug abuse results in tremendous costs related to health care and crime. Education is an important factor to help prevent drug abuse among young people before it starts.
For more information, contact Larry Weagle at 902-354-2807.
To learn more about Community Safety Net, visit https://www.communitysafetynet.com/.