Be Awesome’s Talk-O Tuesday on teens and marijuana tonight at 6

107
The Be Awesome Youth Coalition is a fun and engaged group of community members of all ages and sectors dedicated to reducing youth substance abuse. [Be Awesome Youth Group]

Marijuana is the most-frequently used drug by teens in Maricopa. It poses a high risk to their brain development and mental health.

Come learn about the current trends, risks and effects of marijuana on teens at Be Awesome’s Talk-O Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight (Jan. 17) at Copper Sky.

A complimentary taco dinner and lock boxes for medications and substances in your home will be provided, sponsored by Maricopa Alliance Church.

Be Awesome attempts to develop confident, connected and successful youth through mentoring, education and community programs. It works with local partners, stakeholders and members to help Maricopa youth reach their potential.

Be Awesome’s education program offers drug and alcohol prevention education through curriculum delivered in schools. Its team is trained and prepared to provide information on prescription drugs, marijuana and alcohol and vape prevention. It uses Too Good For Drugs from the Mendez Foundation for Grades 3-8 in complimentary presentations at schools.

The Be Awesome Youth Coalition is a fun and engaged group of community members of all ages and sectors dedicated to reducing youth substance abuse. It meets the first and third Thursday each month 5-6 p.m. in person at Maricopa Elementary School, 18150 N. Altera Pkwy.

Information: Call or text 520-428-7750 or e-mail awesome@beawesomeyouth.life.

_____________________________

Be Awesome upcoming events

Jan. 17, 6 p.m.: Talk-O-Tuesday – Marijuana. Discussion on effects of marijuana on teens. Free tacos. Copper Sky Recreation Complex, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Jan. 19, 6 p.m.: Family Workshops – Be the best parent for your kids without feeling you’re speaking a different language. Copper Sky Recreation Complex, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Jan. 24, 6 p.m.: Talk-O-Tuesday – Vaping. Join us in learning about the risks vaping poses. Free tacos. Copper Sky Recreation Complex, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Jan. 26, 6 p.m.: Family Workshops – TBA. Copper Sky Recreation Complex, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.