HERO Coalition aims to keep graduation, summer celebrations safe

Jun 7, 2018

This is the time of year for graduation parties and summer celebrations, and the local HERO Coalition wants to make sure those celebrations are safe ones. So, this spring, the coalition has been conducting a campaign among parents and students to encourage safe, substance-free celebrations.

Grad parties and the more unstructured days of summer can be a temptation for under-age drinking, notes Maureen Farrell, Drug-Free Communities project coordinator for School District 110. To ensure these days are joyful and filled with good memories – not accidents, injuries or a possible fatality from a driving under the influence incident – the coalition helped distribute a letter to parents of graduating seniors reminding them of laws around alcohol consumption and encouraging them to monitor parties for possible under-age drinking. Read full article