OSWEGO – On Monday November 5, the Youth Creating Change Coalition of Oswego County will come together to discuss solutions to various drug epidemics that confront Oswego County youth.
The meeting will be held at the Oswego Farnham Family Services office at 283 W. Second St. and will run from 5:30 until 8 p.m.
Parents are welcome to stay for the event but can drop off their youth for the duration of the meeting.
The focal point of the November meeting will be the “Fake Molly” crisis affecting adults and youth alike.
Oswego County Prevention Coalition Project Coordinator, Tyler Ahart, said, “The Molly found and confiscated today has little to no MDMA in it. It’s chock-full of over the counter substances that are legal to purchase but should never to be used for human consumption such as bath salts and other harmful substances.”
The meeting with also feature the first of a new series of presentations presented and hosted by SUNY Oswego students specifically for youth.
“These presentations are the start of a new relationship between SUNY Oswego and the Prevention Coalition,” said Tyler. “Youth tend to be more receptive to messages presented to them by college students than by those with a greater age gap.”
Presentations will be held monthly on various topics. The November presentation will discuss the importance of communication and how students can communicate effectively with their peers.
The Youth Creating Change Coalition consists of youth from middle school and high school and is always looking for new members.
The group offers many aspects in professional development and is a chance to make a difference in their hometown.
For more information contact the Oswego County Prevention Coalition at 315-342-4489 ext. 2400.