The Chardon Community Action Team held its first meeting of the year to talk about the group’s mission to reduce drug, alcohol, and tobacco use among our youth through education and alternative activities.
The group plans a variety of activities throughout the year including activities for Alcohol Awareness Month in April, pool parties at the Chardon Municipal Pool in June/July, a Youth Jam Fest in June, an Annual Car and Motorcycle Show on August 10, observation of Family Day in September, and activities for Red Ribbon Week in October. Each event/activity will be open to the public.
This year the group is also pleased to announce the first ever scholarship to be awarded to a Chardon High School student who is furthering his or her education after high school. Applications for the scholarship will be reviewed by the committee along with a supplemental essay answering the question, “How have you lived a drug and alcohol free life while encouraging others to do the same?” Interested Chardon High School students who would like to apply should contact their guidance counselor.
“We are excited to be offering a scholarship for the first time to a student who lives a drug free life and encourages others to do the same,” said Coco Griffis, chairman of the Scholarship Committee. “We are encouraged by our youth and those youth who live drug free life styles.”
To find out more about the events/activities and/or scholarship, please visit the group’s official website or by calling the Lake-Geauga Center at 440-255-0678. The community coalition meets every third Tuesdayat the Chardon Municipal Center which is located at 111 Water Street, at 7 p.m.