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Virginia ABC Hosts Youth Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program at Virginia Wesleyan College

April 24, 2015

News Release Contact:

Kathleen Shaw - 804-213-4640
Email: kathleen.shaw@abc.virginia.gov

Virginia ABC Hosts Youth Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program at Virginia Wesleyan College

The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) brings its message of drug and alcohol abuse prevention to an audience of middle school age children and their parents on April 25 at Virginia Wesleyan College. Being Outstanding Leaders Together (BOLT) against Drugs and Alcohol is a series of one-day events hosted by community coalitions through a partnership with Virginia ABC’s Education and Prevention Section. The coalition partner for this event is the Virginia Beach Mayor’s Youth Leaders in Action. The event will address youth drug and alcohol trends, relational and social behaviors related to drugs and alcohol, and the importance of peer leadership skills. Sessions and activities provided by local high school students and community groups will provide a hands-on experience aimed towards educating 6th-8th graders in making positive decisions regarding drug and alcohol use. The event is FREE and open to young people and their parents.

Media are invited to attend for interviews and photographs:

What:
Virginia Being Outstanding Leaders Together (BOLT) against Drugs and Alcohol at Virginia Wesleyan College
When:
Saturday, April 25, 2015, 7:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Where:
Jane P. Batten Student Center at 1585 Wesleyan Drive, Norfolk.
Speaker:
Charles Clark, a world-class athlete, business executive and motivational speaker, who will focus on instilling the belief that “anything is possible and you can achieve life’s rarest accomplishments.”
Highlights:
Giveaways, peer leadership/mentoring and other activities, and valuable information from community coalition partners.

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The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) is a major source of revenue for the commonwealth, contributing more than $1.8 billion to the general fund in the last five years. The agency currently operates 351 state stores. Its Bureau of Law Enforcement oversees more than 16,000 ABC licensed establishments while the Hearings and Appeals Division considers more than 700 cases each year. The agency also provides alcohol education and prevention programs for people of all ages. ABC is committed to progress and innovation in carrying out its control, service and revenue mission.

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