Drunk Driving Task Force - coordinated efforts with Partners for Success grant manager to recruit all 9 high schools to participate in the mock impaired driving course known as Goggles and Carts. Valparaiso High School coordinated by DFC Sector Leader Natalie Miller touched 130 students, Washington Township High School’s Principal Sue Lipinski reported 40 participating students, Chelsea Winder reported 70 students participation, Morgan Township reported 130 students and Wheeler High School SRO officer reported a grand total of 310 students participating.
Underage Drinking Initiatives - Social Hosting flyers were distributed at the Banta Senior Center Awareness and Education event; Underage drinking presentation at Valparaiso Middle School Thomas Jefferson with Team Peace youth group of 60 students. The following day, the youth wore their #NotAMinorProblem shirts for Instagram picture posts and contest. Council staff invited to present award at the 8th grade graduation; Presentation to the Valparaiso High School SADD club about the consequences of underage drinking and forged a relationship and recruited students for the youth committee; National pizza chain “Hungry Howie” committed to promoting coalition “Sticker Shock” program by tagging each box that leaves the store. Over 1,000 stickers have been applied to the boxes to create awareness of the consequences of social hosting and serving alcohol to minors.