March 1, 2006
Mt. Carmel to host Town Hall Meeting on Underage Drinking
Mt. Carmel is one of hundreds of communities nationwide that will hold an Underage Drinking Prevention: National Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, March 23 to discuss and raise awareness about the issue of underage drinking. Concerned Parents of Mt. Carmel, in collaboration with the Federal government's Interagency Coordinating Committee for the Prevention of Underage Drinking is sponsoring the event. Parents, teachers, officials, youth, and other community members will be educated about the impact that underage drinking has on the community, and they will develop possible ways to address this issue.
New data show that approximately 29% of youth ages 12 to 20 have used alcohol illegally. By the time they reach 8th grade, 41% of adolescents have had at least one drink, and almost 20% report having been "drunk".
National Town hall Meeting on Underage Drinking
Thursday, March 23, 2006 @ 6:30 p.m.
Mt. Carmel Middle School (in the cafetorium)
1520 N Poplar Street
After the meeting, representatives attending for local community agencies/law enforcement will be available for interviews.
For more information or to be involved, contact Jammie Knight @ 618-262-3969.
Posted by Jammie Knight at 10:43 AM