Bakersfield's annual drug free youth summit

AT&T will enforce the "no text on board" project

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Kern County Friday Night Live Program and the Kern County Superintendent of Schools will be hosting the annual Drug Free Youth Summit on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at the California Army National Guard Armory located at 2800 Gateway Ave. in Bakersfield.

This event welcomes teams from Kern County schools to participate in a day of learning about substance abuse prevention.  

The day culminates in the teams sharing their written plan for celebrating Red Ribbon Week and year-round prevention at middle and high school campuses.

A Resources Fair will also be available for students to gather information from law enforcement, community-based organizations, and other agencies on healthy, drug free lifestyles.  

Participants in the 2012 Drug Free Youth Summit resource fair include AT&T, who will provide information on the "No Text On Board" project, the Bakersfield Police Department's Life Interrupted trailer, the Alcoholic Beverage Control and the Tobacco Free Coalition.

In past years, this event has worked with schools to spread awareness about prevention on multiple levels; from teaching students the importance of being able to say 'no', to peer pressure and unhealthy relationships.


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