|Hanover's Promise, the I CARE Coalition, Hanover County Sheriff's Office, and Hanover County Community Services along with many other groups. |
The purpose of the program was to inform both parents and students about the perils of Beach Week and how to make it an enjoyable, but safe venture. A skit was performed with a student talking to her parents about going. At each juncture in the skit the audience heard from a source with information about an aspect of the decision-making process - a parent, a student, a mental health professional and a sheriff's deputy. A booklet was given out with suggestions for handling the week.
It included a section on holding house meetings, driving smart, keeping in touch with parents, safety, packing suggestions, and most importantly, a "Beach Week Pledge" signed off on by all students staying in a particular property and their parents. There were also numerous websites given to obtain further information. This is a program that is highly recommend to any parents with students participating in beach week in the coming weeks.
Virginia PTA Richmond District Director
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