As part of a countywide campaign to curb problems related to underage drinking, the Rim Communities for Youth Coalition and local authorities aim to make this prom and graduation season as safe as possible.
Of particular concern around prom and graduation time are house parties. House parties are where many youth first begin drinking alcohol and where binge drinking often occurs. San Bernardino County’s Social Host Ordinance makes it illegal to provide a place where those under 21-years-old have access to alcohol…..be it a home, hotel room or other location.
The Rim Communities for Youth Coalition is urging residents to be aware of the dangers of underage drinking and help make the community healthier and safer. “When you go to a prom, drinking should never be a part of those memories. it’s better to have fun and keep yourself and others safe in the process,” stressed one teen member of the Mountain High Community Care Club, a teen arm of the Rim Communities for Youth Coalition.
The teen members of this organization (including the Mountain High Community Care Club and the TIP Club) held a Lip Sync Battle event at Rim high School on Wednesday in order to raise awareness of the dangers of underage drinking and to encourage a safe and sober prom and graduation season. One MHCC member stated, “You know those kids you hear about on the news? The ones who died because of bad decisions they made while they were drunk? Well, we don’t want to be those kids, and we hope you won’t either. That’s why we stand against underage drinking.”
For help or information contact Rim Family Services at (909) 336-1800 or send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let’s make this a safe graduation and “end of the school year” time to make sure that the graduates and their friends are safe and having a great time without alcohol.