(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – As part of Prevention Action Alliance’s Legislative Day event, students from Tuscarawas and Carroll Counties were given the opportunity to meet with State Senators.
On February 26th, 2019, students met face-to-face with Senators Jay Hottinger, and Frank Hoagland and State Representatives Brett Hillyer, and Don Jones to advocate for prevention services in their communities.
“It is so important that our legislative leaders hear from our youth when it comes to drug prevention in our communities,” explained Hannah Yoder, Youth Lead Prevention Coordinator. “They are our future and their voices are powerful and can truly make a difference.”
“As we reflect on this day, we remember how remarkably articulated, passionate, and confident these young people are,” added Yoder. “Our students spoke boldly about challenging topics such as mental health services, substance use prevention, and policy change.”
Senator Hottinger added “I was pleased to have had the opportunity to share some time with student leaders from Tuscarawas County involved with peer to peer leadership on anti-drug efforts and other Prevention Action Alliance members.”
Legislative Day is designed to guide youth through the process of effective advocacy.
For more information contact Jodi Salvo, ADC Coordinator, 330-440-7319