The Central Texas College (CTC) Student and Employee Assistance Program/Substance Abuse Resource Center will host a Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, September 17 in the Anderson Camps Center (Bldg. 156). Held in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (SAMHSA), the program is entitled, “How Can We Create a Better Future for Our Youth?” and will focus on the problem of underage drinking. The meeting will be from
12 – 2 p.m.
Event coordinator, Dr. Gerald Mahone-Lewis, director of the CTC Employee-Student Assistance Program, noted “the event will bring the youth of the community and their caregivers together with Central Texas College leadership, educators, substance abuse resource center and representatives from local community centers.”
Guest speakers for Town Hall Meeting include Tori Lineberry, Texas RED program coordinator. Her program targets juvenile (ages 15 – 19) who have exhibited risky behavior while driving. She helps educate young drivers about the path of injury following a motor vehicle crash and what they can do to drive sober, silent and secure.
Dr. Bryan Davis, a retired Temple police officer who has helped with the Shattered Dreams programs in schools. He has also served as a chaplain for more than 30 police, fire, EMS, military and communication centers in Bell County.
Reita Hill from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) – the nation’s largest non-profit agency working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking.
“This is a great opportunity for us all to raise awareness about this important issue, emphasize healthy choices and support each other in making a meaningful difference in our own lives, our children’s lives and our community,” added Mahone-Lewis.
To help ensure there is enough space and seating, anyone interested in attending must R.S.V.P. to Mahone-Lewis at 254-526-1166 by September 5 and they will then receive a ticket for the event.