Westshore Young Leaders enjoy fun evening 'locked' in rec center

While many high school students continue to engage in unhealthy, high-risk behaviors, the fact remains that a majority of youth are choosing not to use. More than 100 high school students representing Bay Village, Rocky River, Fairview Park, Lakewood and Westlake braved the cold to attend the fourth annual Westshore Young Leaders High School Lock-in on Feb. 28 at the Westlake Recreation Center.

The lock-in is the Westshore Young Leaders high school signature event. Westlake’s SADD students took the reins to orchestrate a fun-filled evening. The group brought students from Brecksville/Broadview Heights High School to perform "The pHarming Effects" play. The presentation addresses the misuse/abuse of prescription drugs and how it is affecting youth today. Each lock-in participant received training materials so each district will be able to address prescription drug misuse/abuse by conducting presentations in their area.

The students enjoyed free time in the pool and on the courts, watched movies, played board games and sang karaoke until the early morning hours. A sweet donut snack at 1 a.m. kept them revved up for the basketball free throw relay!

Join us on Wednesday, April 30, in downtown Cleveland near city hall as many of our students participate in the statewide “We are the Majority” Rally representing Cuyahoga County. Our students will be marching to demonstrate why they "Choose Not to Use."

For information about the Westshore Young Leaders Network please contact Noreen Kyle, School Prevention Specialist, at 440-250-9916.

Noreen Kyle

WEB is the Westshore Enforcemt Bureau, a drug task force serving 6 Westshore Communities; Bay Village; Fairrview Park; Lakewood; North Olmsted; Rocky River and Westlake. As School Prevention Specialsit working for WEB, I provide alcohol and drug prevention services for the middle and high school teens within the Westshore Schools.

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