Bucks Promise for Youth and Communities

Bucks Promise for Youth and Communities

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Friday, January 11, 2013

BPYC Update


On October 17, 2012, The Bucks County Intermediate Unit Student Forum served as a focus group to the community collation, Bucks Promise for Youth and Communities. The collation members asked the students on perceptions and beliefs on various topics related to drug, alcohol and violence prevention. The student forum consists of four [Eleventh and Twelfth grade] student representatives from participating public and nonpublic high schools that meet monthly at the Intermediate Unit or district high schools to discuss student suggested topics. Students explore school related issues and report their recommendations to the Intermediate Unit Board of Directors annually.
 
Ms. Donna Foisy, Project Coordinator for BPYC, stated, “This provided our consortium with a unique opportunity to talk directly with Bucks County youth to help us guide our future work and goals, and extended our outreach". The Consortium was also able to meet the CADCA 50 Challenge by providing each student leader with informational brochures on Over the Counter Drug and Rx Drug misuse.

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