CRC and other Island organizations and entities are part of
the Casco Bay Region "21 Reasons" program. This
is the result of a federal grant to help tackle the problems that
stem from underage drinking of alcohol with a focus on supporting
the communities that support teens. The Rec Director, Tracy
Quadro, is on the 21 Reasons Steering Committee, and is looking
for volunteers to help develop the program to suit our needs here
in the community. Ideally, we would like someone on the
committee from every sector of the island who works with kids
or sells alcohol: parents, medical professionals, school personnel,
town workers, retailers, etc. If you are interested in joining,
helping or have questions, please contact Tracy at 846-5068.
21 Reasons will be posting a "Tip of the Month" in various
places on the island. October "tip of the month":
· Did you know?
MYTH: "It's okay as long as they don't drive. Most teen alcohol-related deaths are from drinking and driving."
REALITY: Only one-third of underage drinking deaths involve auto crashes. The remaining two-thirds involve alcohol poisoning, homicides, suicides, and unintentional injuries such as burns, drowning and falls.
· Do you have a minute this month? Thank store clerks when you see them card someone who is buying alcohol.
to learn more? Visit our website at www.21reasons.org