Attention all 6th – 12th graders! Registration for the 2019 Say What! Action Summit is now live! The Say What! Action Summit is scheduled for Saturday March 2, 2019 at the Lufkin Convention Center. The Summit is a free youth leadership training focused on helping 6th– 12th grade youth in schools and communities #LiveTheLife tobacco-free. All the prevention education, team building, and networking are peer-led and there are service learning opportunities that create and reinforce
The Coalition is hosting the annual Drug-Free Business Partnership luncheon at 11:30am on Tuesday, February 12 at Crown Colony Country Club. The luncheon will acknowledge businesses in our community that recognize the importance of being drug-free. The luncheon’s guest speaker will be Jennifer Cofer, the director of the EndTobacco program at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Awards will be presented for new members and membership upgrades. If you would like to attend the luncheon or
The Drug-Free All Stars are a group of high school seniors throughout Angelina County that are hand selected to serve as role models for their community by living a tobacco, drug, and alcohol-free lifestyle. For their monthly meeting in December, the Drug-Free All Stars were able to visit the Family Crisis Center. During their visit to the Family Crisis Center, the All Stars were able to take a tour and learn about how the Family
In an effort to decrease the dangers and consequences of alcohol purchased by minors in our cunty, The Coalition, Inc. has partnered with the Angelina County Sheriff’s Department and the Texas Alcohol and Beverage Commission (TABC) to conduct alcohol stings. Under the direct supervision of law enforcement officers, juveniles under the legal age to drink/purchase alcohol are used as decoys to enter businesses that are licensed to sell alcohol and then attempt to purchase alcohol.
Two Angelina County Drug-Free All Stars and two former All Stars were chosen as members of the Texans Standing Tall Youth Leadership Council. The students selected are: Amy Tang, graduate from Lufkin High School; Lauren Oliver, graduate from Zavalla High School; Riley Latham from Lufkin High School; and Alex Sanchez from Diboll High School. Recently, the students traveled to theYouth Leadership Council Fall Retreat in Wimberly, where they learned more about trends regarding youth drug
Four Drug-Free All Stars recently met with Representative Trent Ashby to discuss topics of interest for the upcoming 86thTexas legislative session. Riley Latham of Lufkin High School and Jenna Flournoy of Huntington High School presented the dangers of powdered alcohol to Representative Ashby and discussed the problems that could arise if the substance was allowed to be sold in Texas. Kellen Kruk of Pineywoods Community Academy and Alex Sanchez of Diboll High School discussed Tobacco