Nassau County Executive Edward P.Mangano is partnering with various Nassau school districts, PTA's and Adelphi University to bring drug abuse awareness and life-saving presentations tothe attention of parents, students and staff as part of National Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23rd-31st. The presentations include Nassau County’s new video, entitled Impact, which aims to help pre-teens realize how their decisions affect those around them.
Presentations schedule is as follows:
In support of substance abuse prevention, the Nassau County Department of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Services is funding opportunities for schools to create their own Red Ribbon Week. This year, 27 districts and the Diocese of Rockville Centre are participating with activities ranging from the production of anti-substance abuse t-shirts, holding a Substance Use Awareness Walk, an assembly program on substance abuse and bullying and bringing recovering addicts in to speak with students.
Additionally, all high school students are invited to participate ina 30-second Public Service Announcement (PSA) contest designed to warn other teens about the dangers of misusing and abusing drugs. The deadline for entries is November 1st. Winning schools will receive cash prizes and students will receive county wide recognition along with having their video aired on local television channels.
For contest details or to RSVP to either of the two OPEN events listed above, please contact Eden Laikin at email@example.com call 516-571-6105.