Parents Beware! April 20th is “4:20 Marijuana Day”!
Smoking Marijuana May Lead to Other Drug Use! Marijuana changes teen brains and makes other drugs seem more appealing to youth. Want to know more? Check out the information below and follow the discussion on Facebook or Twitter.
“4:20 Marijuana Day” is a day when marijuana users gather together for the express purpose of smoking marijuana and to celebrate the fact that they are marijuana users. So, be on the look out for an increase in marijuana use among teens on this day.
- For tips on how to prevent marijuana use, check out the marijuana talk kit.
- For signs and symptoms of marijuana use, click http://www.choosehelp.com/teenagers/marijuana-use-15-signs-parents-need-to-watch-for; http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/topics-in-brief/marijuana or http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/marijuana-facts-teens/some-things-to-think-about (apathy)
- For advice on what to do if you think or know your teen is using marijuana, visit http://www.drugfree.org/think-child-using/your-first-step-ask/.
The Jeanette C. Cannada / Red Ribbon Memorial Scholarship Committee is accepting applications! All applications must be submitted by May 4, 2015!
Since 1998, this scholarship has been awarded in honor of Jeanette Cannada, a founding member of GFP / Red Ribbon Works, who gave 30 years of service to education and the prevention of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use among youth.
This scholarship is awarded annually to Greenville, South Carolina high school seniors and former scholarship recipients who are committed to volunteerism and living an alcohol, tobacco, and drug-free lifestyle. Recipients will be announced in May.
For more details, please contact Holli Hargett at 467-4099. Or, you may access the link below.
Greenville Family Partnership is a recipient of
the BMW Charity Pro-Am Golf Tournament 2015
Presented by the Synnex Corporation!
Thursday-Sunday, May 14-17, 2015
Gates Open @ 7AM
Course Locations: Thornblade Club, Greer, SC; Reserve at Lake Keowee, Sunset, SC; and Green Valley Country Club, Greenville, SC
To learn how to sign up to be a GFP Volunteer at the BMW Golf Tournament, click here!
To buy a $10.00 ticket for a specific and entire day during the tournament, contact Katherine Royal at 467-4099.
"Thank You" Jersey Mike’s for Supporting GFP during the "Month of Giving” 2015!
Greenville Family Partnership (GFP) would like to thank Jersey Mike’s for their support and generosity in sponsoring a “Month of Giving” during the entire month of March and a “Day of Giving" on March 25th to help GFP raise funding. A total of $12,249.78 was raised!
GFP would also like to thank everyone who purchased a meal or made a donation during the month of March and/or on the "Day of Giving".
Thanks for helping GFP to keep kids in our community healthy and drug-free!
Know the Dangers of E-Cigarettes?! The “Tougher Regulation Needed for E-cigarettes” Op-Ed written by Dr. John Sanders, retired orthopedic surgeon and GFP Board Member, focuses on e-cigarettes and the dangers they pose for smokers, non-smokers & especially young children; why they should be regulated like other tobacco products; and why they appeal to underage youth. Check it out.…
Help Teens Guard Against Distracted Driving!
In today’s world of “driving while texting / talking, teens can easily get distracted. But the “Guard Your Life Challenge / BMW Driving Experience” can teach teens ages 15-19 how to avoid the dangers of distracted driving. Visit http://guardyourlifechallenge.com/.
Have You Heard That A New Brand Of E-cigarettes Is Being Promoted As A Newer, Hipper, Cooler Cigarette? Do you think that smoking e-cigarettes is safer than smoking regular cigarettes? Or, do you think the vapor emitted by e-cigarettes is just as dangerous as secondhand smoke?
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