In October, several students throughout the county attended the Anthony Muñoz Youth Leadership Seminar. At the seminar students were challenged to brainstorm ways in which they could make a lasting impact in their communities.
The Anthony Muñoz Foundation (AMF) Service Challenge encourages students to put their brainstormed ideas into action.
The AMF Service Challenge brainstorm resulted in the Ripley Union Lewis Huntington High School/ BPA joining forces with Georgetown High School to develop a service learning project that will spread throughout Brown County and to have a lasting impact on helping preventing drug use in our youth.
The two schools created the Brown County Youth Drug Prevention Coalition.
The student came up with the idea to make a video to help get the word out about just how deadly drugs really are.
Now, the students are working on another project towards the efforts to combat the drug epidemic that is plaguing our communities across Brown County. The students are visiting area businesses in the RULH School District and Georgetown High School students are visiting those around Georgetown asking for donation to support our 5K Glow Run Lace Up Against Drugs. Their goal is to unite communities across the county.
The Glow Run Lace Up Against Drugs will be held on Saturday, April 22, registration will begin at 7 p.m. and the race will be gin at 8:15 p.m. The 5K Glow run will begin at Georgetown High School. Entry fees for youth 5 to 17 is $10, early registration through April 7 is $25 and April 7 through the day of the race, the cost is $30.
For more details please call (937) 392-4384.