While wrapping up the school year and ending many month long projects, RAD has decided to dedicate the month of May to our youth. During this month’s blog post, you will be able to see how much work our students have done to increase the well-being of their communities and their educational success. In addition, you will be able to capture how important it is to have strong partnerships with your youth, parents, community members and partnering agencies.
Project Sticker Shock
Project Sticker Shock is an internship program designed to reach adults who might purchase alcohol legally and provide to minors. The students who partake in Project Sticker Shock are passionate about combating the legal purchasing of alcohol being provided to minors and indirectly try to reduce the number of youth who consume alcohol. The students who participate in this project place stickers that provide warnings about the penalties for furnishing alcohol to minors. These stickers are placed on all multi-packs of beer, alcopops, and other alcohol products that might be appealing to people under 21 years of age. Project Sticker Shock provides the opportunity for youth, parents, community partners, local retailers, law enforcement, and prevention professionals to create relationships to enhance the health of the community. In addition, it also raises awareness about the dangers of underage drinking. During this last fiscal year, students, from Day One, placed stickers throughout retailers in Pasadena and Altadena. Meanwhile, other students throughout the San Gabriel Valley placed stickers throughout their communities. The pictures below are from some of our Project Sticker Shock interns placing stickers at some of our local alcohol retailer locations. Thank you to our local retailers for helping us combat underage drinking!
Pasadena Project Sticker Shock Photo Voice Project
Youth Collision members throughout Pasadena decided to take Project Sticker Shock to another level by providing another perspective as to how alcohol has been a prominent present in their community and in their lives. Through the Photo voice Project students used photography to capture moments that depicted how they perceive alcohol has impacted their community. Along with their photos, they wrote a short narrative to describe why the photo holds such significance and to illustrate the significant connection between alcohol and their lives. Indirectly, the photo voice project advocates for a finer environment. Below you will find the photos and narratives that the students submitted for this photo voice project.
RAM Photo Voice Project
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