Students from Falmouth High School (Maine) collaborated with the Falmouth Maine Police Department and Casco Bay CAN to visit local businesses Walmart Falmouth and promote Project Sticker Shock, a national and state-wide program.
The students volunteered to be a part of the project and bring awareness to the ramifications of purchasing alcohol for underage individuals. High school students placed stickers on alcohol packs that highlight Maine laws about providing or purchasing alcohol for a minor.
Shown below from left to right: Jack Crowder, Sgt. Kevin Conger, Matthew Conger, George Smyth (Walmart), and John Peelen
Thank you to Lieutenant John Kilbride of the Falmouth Police Department! His article is shown below and can also be accessed here.
April is Alcohol Awareness Month. What does that really mean? What can I really do to help my child make good and critical decisions in their vulnerable years? It can get overwhelming when the youth are inundated with pro-alcohol social media ads, commercials and at sporting events. Remember your children watch everything you do, you hold the greatest influence over them regarding their decision process, not me. Lead by example; make a point to not drink alcohol while taking them to a sporting event. Take full advantage of your time together by sending a non-verbal message to them that you can enjoy life and the people around you without alcohol and drugs. They watch everything you do. Be the hero in their life.
Lt. John Kilbride
Falmouth Police Department