Westshore Young Leaders Rally

Westshore Young Leaders enjoying being locked-in at the Westlake Recreation Center.

While many high school students continue to engage in unhealthy, high-risk behaviors, the fact remains that a majority of youth are choosing not to use.  Over 100 high school students representing Bay Village, Rocky River, Fairview Park, Lakewood and Westlake braved the cold to attend the 4th Annual Westshore Young Leaders High School Lock In in late February at the Westlake Recreation Center.

The lock-in is the Westshore Young Leaders high school signature event. Westlake’s SADD students took the reins to orchestrate a fun-filled evening.  The group brought students from Brecksville/Broadview Heights High School to perform the play "The pHarming Effects". The presentation addressed the misuse/abuse of prescription drugs and how it is affecting youth today.  Each lock-in participant received training materials, so that they will be able to conduct presentations on drug misuse/abuse in their districts.

The students enjoyed free time in the pool, on the courts, watching movies, playing board games and singing karaoke until the early morning hours.  A sweet donut snack at 1 a.m. kept everyone revved up for the basketball free throw relay!

Join us on Wednesday, April 30, in downtown Cleveland near city hall for the statewide “We are the Majority” Rally. Many of our students participate in representing Cuyahoga County.  They will be marching to demonstrate why they choose not to use.

For information about the Westshore Young Leaders Network, please contact Noreen Kyle, School Prevention Specialist at 440-250-9916.

Noreen M. Kyle

Noreen Kyle is an employee of the Westshore Enforcement Bureau, drug task force. She is the School Prevention Specialist for the Westshore Young Leaders Program. The WYLN program encompasses the six westshore school districts.

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Volume 1, Issue 10, Posted 2:54 PM, 04.02.2014