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 about the dangers of distracted driving; basic braking skills; vehicle stability; and traction control & ABS Systems and the effects these systems have on a vehicle. The next class is scheduled for Saturday, December 14, 2013. For more information or to register, visit http://guardyourlifechallenge.com/Driving_Experience.html.
Thanks to Jersey Mike’s for Providing Free Red Ribbons to Greenville County Schools and a Special Treat for Students!
As a supporter of GFP’s mission of keeping kids off alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, for several years Jersey Mike’s has generously donated red ribbons to local schools in support of “Red Ribbon Week” and usually offers a special incentive to those students who wear a Jersey Mike’s ribbon in to one of their stores to encourage them to live a healthy, drug-free life style. So, show your appreciation of Jersey Mike’s efforts by patronizing their establishment and say, "Thank you"!
2014 “Are You Above The Influence? Show Me”:
Youth Making a Difference in Schools and Communities!
On Saturday, October 26th, 2013, Greenville Family Partnership partnered with a variety of organizations to once again host “Project RX: A River Remedy.” Locations for this event included McAlister Square, St. Francis Millennium Campus, and Greenville County Medical Society. Project RX began at 10 a.m. coming to a close at 2:00pm. Pharmacists were stationed to sort medications and were available to answer any questions. Greenville County Sheriff’s Office was onsite to collect and weigh medications for incineration.
The purpose of this collaboration, once again, was to help keep our rivers and residents safe from unused prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Greenville Family Partnership, Renewable Water Resources, Bon Secour St. Francis Health System, DEA, Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, Greenville County Medical Society, Upstate Forever, and DNA Creative Communications all partnered for this summer’s event. Other supporters included: Whole Foods, Greenville News, Greenville Journal, Carolinas Institute for Community Policing, Presbyterian College, Greenville Tech, and Keep Greenville County Beautiful.
This fall event was very successful with Upstate totals rising to 2,530 lbs. of medication. Site totals were as follows:
- McAlister Square: 550 lbs.
- Greenville County Medical Society: 190 lbs.
- St. Francis Millennium: 128 lbs.
- Total Project RX collection: 868 lbs.
A huge thank you to those who participated and volunteered at this event to help make a positive impact on our community by keeping our rivers and residents safe!
For more information, please contact Elizabeth Jordan at 467-4099.
If you would like to help GFP continue its mission of keeping kids off drugs, please consider making a donation. You may donate through the "Red Ribbon Store", by phone at (800) 732-4099, or via mail to Greenville Family Partnership, PO Box 10203, Greenville, SC 29603. THANK YOU!
"GFP through the Eyes of an Intern...!" Do you think that most people see teenagers as just a group of kids? Do you think that teenagers’ main motivation and goal in life is to laugh and joke around? Or, do you think teenagers can have a positive impact on other youth and in the community? Check this out and tell us what you think!
Red Ribbon Works Is Having a Closeout Sale!
If you are a school celebrating “Red Ribbon Week”, please be sure to check out the “Red Ribbon Works Closeout Out Sale” on balloons, balls, bookmarks, decals, color ons, how-to booklets, stickers, ribbons, weepuls, pledge cards, posters, lollipops, key chains, and buttons at “bargain basement” prices while supplies last! “Red Ribbon Week” is just around the corner, so don’t miss out on great giveaways for your students! The prices on these items have never been lower! Visit the “Red Ribbon Store”!
Also, while you’re at it… If you are looking for ideas and suggestions on “Red Ribbon Week” Activities, check out the "Red Ribbon / Ideas" section of the Greenville Family Partnership web site! Have a great Red Ribbon Week!
“Are You Above the Influence? Show Me…” Campaign 2014!
October 2013 - April 2014
“Parenting Wisely” Workshop
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 thru December 17, 2013
“Back in Control” Parenting Workshop
Monday, November 25, 2013 thru January 6, 2014
Guard Your Life Challenge / BMW Driving Experience!
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Saturday, January 11, 2014
“Parenting Wisely” Workshop
Tuesday, January 14, 2013 thru February 11, 2014
National Drug Facts Week: Shatter the Myths!
Monday-Sunday, January 27 - February 2, 2014
National Drug Facts Chat Day: Shatter the Myths!
Tuesday, January 28, 2014