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Secretary of Education Anne Holton Kicks Off Virginia ABC’s Youth Leadership and Alcohol Prevention Program

July 14, 2016

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Valerie Hubbard - (804) 291-8809
Email: valerie.hubbard@abc.virginia.gov

Secretary of Education Anne Holton Kicks Off Virginia ABC’s Youth Leadership and Alcohol Prevention Program

Virginia’s Secretary of Education Anne Holton will deliver opening remarks at Virginia ABC’s 2016 Youth Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Project (YADAPP) opening session Monday, July 18, at Longwood University in Farmville. The five-day summer leadership conference will prepare high school students to become involved in keeping their schools and communities alcohol and drug free.

What:  Secretary Anne Holton’s Opening Remarks at Virginia ABC’s Youth Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Project (YADAPP) Opening Session

When:  Monday, July 18, at 2 p.m.

Where:  Longwood University’s Jarman Hall Auditorium, 201 High St., Farmville

Secretary Holton will deliver a message about the importance of the YADAPP program and safe, healthy school environments. Studies have shown that teens who start drinking before the age of 15 are five times more likely to develop alcohol dependence or abuse in their lifetimes than those who begin drinking at age 21 or older.

Opening Session Schedule, 2-3:30 p.m.:

  • High Energy Music and Cheers by YADAPP’s Junior Staff and Youth Leaders
  • National Anthem and Introduction of Virginia ABC Chairman Jeffrey Painter
  •  Chairman Painter’s Introduction of Virginia Secretary of Education Anne Holton
  • Secretary Anne Holton’s Opening Remarks
  • Welcome Video Presentation from Governor Terry McAuliffe
  • Introduction of Virginia ABC Staff and Agents

For more information about YADAPP, visit www.yadapp.com.

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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 359 state stores. Its Bureau of Law Enforcement oversees more than 17,000 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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