Posts Tagged ‘prom’

Don’t Waste the Night! Celebrate Right!

Posted: April 26, 2017 by cpmacartersville in alcohol awareness
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It can be very tempting to drink on prom night. Many people do it, right? But the dangers far outweigh any perceived benefits you might enjoy. Make the wise choice. Protect yourself and others by rethinking the drink after prom. Have a great time!

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Inspiration for an Alcohol-Free Prom!

Posted: May 6, 2016 by cpmacartersville in alcohol awareness
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We are still in the midst of prom season as the year winds down to graduations and end-of-school-year celebrations! We want to continue to inspire you to skip the alcohol at your prom this year and spend time with wonderful friends who support your alcohol-free life! Here is a terrific article about enjoying your time without resorting to alcohol and other drugs for your excitement:

Enjoy prom alcohol-free: Mayo Clinic

You can do it! We believe in you! Go out there, have a terrific prom and rethink the drink!

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With prom season dwindling to a close, Cedartown High School was able to finish in a promising way! Members of the Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) group were able to get over 80 students to sign a prom pledge. In this pledge, students agreed, “Not to use alcohol or other drugs, nor will I get into a car with someone who has been drinking.”

These students chose to make responsible decisions during a heightened time of year when many teens find themselves in dangerous situations due to alcohol or other drug use. The Coalition to Prevent the Misuse of Alcohol would just like to give a big shout out to these students for committing to Rethink the Drink!

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In partnership with Bartow EMS, The Coalition to Prevent the Misuse of Alcohol helped students at Cartersville, Woodland, Adairsville, and Cass High School to “Rethink the Drink” and to really think about the consequences of their decisions. The video, “Decisions,” focuses on the story of a young man and the decisions he makes during the night of his prom and the consequences that result. The video then highlights the true stories of 3 adults who made decisions to drink and drive or ride with a drunk driver.

At each assembly, the video was shown and then followed up with guest speakers from the video. EMS workers, Taylor Forsyth and LaRay Harris, would then reenforce the message of the assembly and ask students to sign the “Rethink the Drink” by signing a pledge banner promising not to drink or use other drugs and instead, celebrate in a safe and healthy way. These pledge banners were then hung up at the Clarence Brown Conference Center during each of the school’s prom.

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The CPMA would like to thank all of the sponsors and those who contributed, along with Bartow EMS for making everything come together so smoothly, and to the Bartow Youth Action Team members who encouraged their classmates to truly think about their decisions and to sign the pledge! Thank you for making these prom assemblies such a phenomenal success!

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DON’T MISS OUT!

Posted: April 9, 2013 by cpmacartersville in Bartow News, Headlines
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If you haven’t had a chance to view the new “Decisions” PSA, or you didn’t make it out to the prom assembly at Cartersville High School, NOW is your chance to see the video and attend a prom assembly! Check out the dates for the following prom assemblies near you!

Woodland High School-Wednesday April 10th at 10:00 am

Adairsville High School-Thursday April 11th at 10:00 am

Cass High School-Tuesday April 16th at 8:45 am

 

Hope to see you there! If you would like more information on the Coalition to Prevent the Misuse of Alcohol and our Mission, check us out here!

Cartersville High School’s Junior and Senior class got to be the first school to view the NEW underage drinking PSA created in partnership between Bartow EMS and the Coalition to Prevent the Misuse of Alcohol. The video called “Decisions,” focuses on the story of a high school senior who makes several big decisions during the night of his prom that results in real life consequences. The CPMA hopes that students will choose to “Rethink the Drink” and choose to celebrate in a safe and healthy way.

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Bartow Youth Action Team Members: Kalai Willis, Stephanie Hernandez, Maria Cabanas

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CPMA members: Scott Sherwin & Christa Layton, Bartow EMS: Taylor Forsyth & LaRay Harris, Owens Funeral Home, and “Ghost Out” student volunteers

Dates of upcoming prom assemblies:

  • April 10th at 10:00 am at Woodland High School
  • April 11th at 10:00 am at Adairsville High School
  • April 16th at 8:45 am at Cass High School

The prom and graduation season are celebratory events that create memories for a lifetime! Unfortunately the days prior and following these events can include tragic news stories of serious injuries or deaths resulting from poor decision making by youth while under the influence of alcohol.

There are a number of successful strategies and policies that prevent youth access to alcohol and prevent underage drinking. This webinar will feature a discussion of some policy solutions being used to improve student health and safety during these high risk times of the year.

Register on line here!

Rethink the Drink!