March 28, 2005
Charlotte, NC - April is Alcohol Awareness Month and each year the primary focus is to end underage drinking. The 2005 campaign is titled "Together We Can Stop Underage Drinking." In 2003, 6,000 DWI citations were issued in Mecklenburg County - 1,600 of them to individuals under the legal drinking age.
For the second year, the Mecklenburg County Health Department's Fighting Back Program will serve as the lead agency in countywide initiatives to heighten public awareness and educate our community. Programs, activities and training sessions will address issues such as underage drinking, drinking and driving and health consequences of alcohol abuse.
All youth aged 11 - 14 are invited in the first-ever "Youth Kick-off" of Alcohol Awareness Month.
- Friday, April 1, 2005
- 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (Doors open and registration begins at 5 p.m)
- Grady Cole Center, 310 North Kings Drive, Charlotte
Youth will participate in a series of interactive programs that teach them about the issues of underage drinking and alcohol abuse. All youth will receive giveaways and will be eligible to win door prizes.
Admission is FREE with signed consent from a parent or guardian. Parents may register their children the day of the event, but must be present during registration. For more information on registration and obtain permission forms, call the
program at 704-336-4634.