With spring break, prom and graduation season right around the corner, the Barrington LEADS student and parent coalition has assembled a panel of speakers for a Time 2 Talk event addressing the dangers and risks related to underage drinking.
Parents, students and community members are encouraged to attend Time 2 Talk, which will feature a panel of speakers in the Barrington High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10th.
Panelists include Lake County Judge Christopher Stride, Barrington High School SAP Coordinator Brenda Nelson, Lutheran Church of the Atonement Pastor Paul VanDeBerg and a selection of Barrington High School students and parents.
The speakers will share Illinois Youth Survey data to help debunk myths associated with underage drinking in Barrington. They will also discuss local youth drug use data, strategies and laws related to underage drinking.
Barrington LEADS is a community coalition committed to reducing the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs by youth in our community through education, prevention, healthy alternatives and intervention strategies. The organiztion’s membership has grown to more than 400 members, mostly parents who want to become knowledgeable about teen drugs and alcohol usage and to learn ways to help promote healthy teen choices. For more information, visit BarringtonLeads.org.