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Wake Up Call: Spotting the "Red Flags" of Teen Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Jan 18, 2019 01:59PM ● By Hannah Ott
Geneva - Parents, guardians and members of the community are invited to a free program about the reality of drug and alcohol abuse among students. Geneva Community Unit School District 304 and the Kane County Juvenile will host this program on January 22, 7pm, at Geneva High School.

Your Choice to Live, Inc., will present Wake Up Call, a life-size exhibit of a teen's bedroom with more than 20 "red flags" that can signal drug or alcohol use. A resource fair with local support services will follow this presentation, so families can seek the information and assistance they need. 

Community members, ages 21 or older, are encouraged to attend Wake Up Call at the high school, 416 McKinley Ave., to help prevent teen drug and alcohol abuse that often becomes an adulthood addiction.

More information is available at this link, or you can contact Julia Schick 224-242-4940 schickjulia@co.kane.il.us. You may also reach a Your Choice team member at yourchoice.live@yahoo.com.

Geneva High School's Little Vikings Preschool and Operation Snowball will provide free childcare for families attending this event. Registration for child care will be handled at a separate link. To learn more about child care and to register your child(ren), please click on this link.


Your Choice to Live, Inc.
was established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2012 by the Lybert family after their son struggled for many years with a drug addiction. Their mission is to provide awareness, prevention education, resources and support to youth, parents, schools and communities in regard to alcohol and drug use. Learn more at yourchoice-live.org.

The Kane County Juvenile Justice Council was founded in 2015 to serve as a collaborative resource to align effective services for the prevention, intervention, rehabilitation and reintegration of juveniles to create positive change for youth, families, and the community. The council’s goal is to help kids have a positive childhood, keep them on the right path, and not wind up in the criminal justice system. The council is grant-funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services


Source: 304Connects, communications@geneva304.org