(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – Local students will soon make their way to the state’s capitol to attend the annual ‘We Are The Majority’ Rally.
Every day, young people are bombarded with messages telling them what to do, how to look, and who to be with. These messages are found wherever youth turn – on television shows, on the news, on social media, and in video games. These messages often depict youth using drugs and engaging in other unhealthy behaviors.
The reality, however, is that the majority of young people do not use drugs. Instead, they’re leading their peers in preventing substance misuse and promoting mental health wellness by getting involved in youth-led prevention.
The We Are The Majority Rally was created to counter the false perception that most young people use drugs.
This year two charter buses will transport more than 100 local students to the rally hosted by Prevention Action Alliance in Columbus on Tuesday, April 30th, 2019.
These youth leaders will march to the Ohio Statehouse and challenge this false perception. They will make it clear that most teens are making healthy choices.
“Over 12,000 total youth have participated in this event over the years,” explained Hannah Yoder, Youth-Led Prevention Coordinator at PFCS. “By participating in WATM Rally, our students will know they are not alone in their choice to be drug-free.”
For more information contact Jodi Salvo, Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug Coalition Coordinator, 330-440-7319.