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HC DrugFree's TAC Member Rachel Lin won the HC DrugFree Category at the HoCo FilmFest 2 years in a row!

Pictured right: Joan Webb Scornaienchi presented Rachel Lin, then a junior at Howard High School and member of HC DrugFree's Teen Advisory Council, with the 1st place trophy in the HC DrugFree Category at the 2015 HoCo FilmFest. Rachel's film about concert safety, The Kids Aren't Alright, can be viewed here. See Rachel's films and more on the Events/HoCo FilmFest page on this website.

 

Happy Thanksgiving from HC DrugFree's Teen Advisory Council!

 
Click on image to view full Thanksgiving PSA.

Click on image to view full Thanksgiving PSA.

 

HC DrugFree's Teen Advisory Council "Is It Worth the Risk" Autumn Flier

 
 

Happy Valentine's Day from HC DrugFree's Teen Advisory Council!

HC DrugFree's Teen Advisory Council created a Valentine's Day message to show teens that drinking alcohol and doing drugs doesn't impress others and only hurts themselves.

HC DrugFree's Teen Advisory Council created a Valentine's Day message to show teens that drinking alcohol and doing drugs doesn't impress others and only hurts themselves.

Click here for a printable PDF.

Click here for a printable PDF.

 

HC DrugFree's Teen Advisory Council Works on "Be a Parent, Not a Friend" Campaign

HC DrugFree's Teen Advisory Council (TAC) brainstormed at their last meeting on the "Be a Parent, Not a Friend" campaign launched by HC DrugFree.

HC DrugFree's Teen Advisory Council (TAC) brainstormed at their last meeting on the "Be a Parent, Not a Friend" campaign launched by HC DrugFree.

Happy Holidays from HC DrugFree's Teen Advisory Council!

Click on the image to see our Holiday greeting.

Click on the image to see our Holiday greeting.

Teen Advisory Council at HC DrugFree's Adopt-A-Road Cleanup

Teen Advisory Council members and families volunteered to help HC DrugFree clean up beer cans, liquor bottles, cigarette packs and other trash along Cedar Lane in Columbia. HC DrugFree aims to help The Department of Public Works keep Howard County clean and litter-free.

 

HC DrugFree's Teen Advisory Council Assists at Drug Take Back Day April 26, 2014

Members of HC DrugFree's Teen Advisory Council volunteered to help on April 26, 2014 at the semi-annual national Take Back Day. Howard County collected a record 1,030 pounds of medication. The teens are pictured here with HC DrugFree's executive director, board members, and volunteers with some of the medication collected.

 

 

Teen Advisory Council Member Juliana Kaiser Recruits for TAC at Cummings Event

December 6, 2014 - HC DrugFree partnered with Wilde Lake High School to bring Congressman Elijah Cummings to speak to the students and faculty at the school. Teen Advisory Council and Wilde Lake High student Juliana Kaiser spoke to the crowd in the Jim Rouse Theater telling them her very personal reason for joining TAC. "Eight years ago, a family friend who was 17 at the time, died in an alcohol-related accident. I know the loss I feel, and I also know the pain and suffering his family endured." She went on to say that her goal is to educate her peers and to hopefully prevent someone else from experiencing a similar tragedy. TAC is open to any high school student in Howard County and welcomes new members throughout the year. TAC meetings are held once a month at The Barn in Oakland Mills Village Center.

HC DrugFree Teen Advisory Council Teams Up With NIDA

Watch a video promoting January 28, 2014 as National Institute on Drug Abuse's (NIDA) Drug Facts Chat Day with HC DrugFree Teen Advisory Council member Juliana Kaiser. 

Teen Advisory Council Members at NAACP Health Fair

November 2, 2013 - Members of HC DrugFree's Teen Advisory Council, Hanna Webster and Jane Kalinock, both juniors at Howard High School, staffed the HC DrugFree table at the annual NAACP Health Fair at Ridgley Run Community Center in Jessup. They are pictured here with Joan Webb Scornaienchi, Executive Director HC DrugFree.

 

TAC throughout the years...

 
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