Thursday, December 27, 2012
Teens living in Rockwood School District boundaries can enter public service announcements by Jan. 22. Winners will be featured locally as well as on MTV, MTV2 and Nick.
Rockwood Drug-Free Coalition staffers are hosting an "As Seen by Teens" public service announcement (PSA) and poster contest about preventing substance abuse. Entries must be submitted by Jan. 22. To be eligible, students must attend school or live in the Rockwood School District. Winning entries will be featured at Six Flags St. Louis, schools, city halls, fitness centers and on TV channels, including MTV, MTV2 and Nick. First, second and third place prizes, and the People's Choice Awards, will be observed for the best high school and middle school PSAs and posters. A judging and awards ceremony will be held Feb. 20 at B&B Theatres in Wildwood. Rules are: Click here for the contest submission form.
Monday, June 18, 2012
University of Missouri–St. Louis students now can receive customized assistance for student advocacy, drug and alcohol prevention, crises and other social needs from a Wildwood resident who has a new position at the campus.
The prolonged gloomy economy has forced many Americans to cope with turned-off utilities, eviction notices and wondering from where their next meal will come. College students are not immune. “After hearing multiple stories of students facing issues of homelessness or chronic financial problems, the Division of Student Affairs knew we needed to offer University of Missouri–St. Louis students quality assistance,” said D’Andre Braddix, assistant dean of students at University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL). Robin Kimberlin, who lives in Wildwood, and earned her master’s degree in social work from UMSL last month, will offer that assistance to students as the new UMSL social worker. The part-time position started as a graduate assistant job …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Eureka Police Department kicks off new effort to better prepare and help teenagers face peer pressure regarding substance abuse experimentation. Parents can get free home kit for drug testing.
To help both parents and teens win the battle against drug involvement, Eureka Police Department officers are kicking off a new “Test My Teen” drug prevention program designed to keep parents in touch with what is really going on with their children. Eureka Police Chief Michael Wiegand said the program also gives teens a way to stop peer pressure when friends urge them to experiment with drugs and alcohol. Wiegand said the program allows parents to download a voucher from the Eureka Police Department's website for one free, home drug-test kit; click here for kit. Parents only pay for shipping of the kit. Electronic vouchers require no interaction with police, thereby providing total anonymity and the ability for families to privately …