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Active Parent

Parents who are actively involved in their kids' schools or extracurricular activities play an important role in keeping kids healthy and safe.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is it important for parents to be active in their communities and schools?

Parents who are involved in their kids’ schools and their communities play an important role in keeping kids healthy and safe. When parents become active role models, children are more likely to stay away from drugs and alcohol. Parents who are active are also more likely to spot their kids their friends engaging risk behaviors early.

What are some ways parents can become active in their kids’ schools?

Parents can look into joining their local PTA organizations, where they can partner with other community members and school officials to host substance abuse awareness programs and become more involved in their communities.  They can also contact their local school system and express their desire to volunteer. Typically, school officials can suggest ways for parents to get involved and a concrete list of ways to help parents get started.