CTC of Greater Downingtown Hosts Youth Prevention Video Contest

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DOWNINGTOWN, PA — Communities that Care of Greater Downingtown (CTC) is excited to host its inaugural alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) prevention youth video contest. All 7th – 12th graders who reside in the Downingtown Area School District are invited to submit their videos that explain why they choose not to use drugs and alcohol.

CTC of Greater Downingtown knows that most youths do not use drugs and alcohol and they wish to celebrate that through this video contest. The Downingtown Area School District Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS) data supports this statement as 83.8% of DASD youth said that they had not used alcohol in the past 30 days and 90.1% said that they had not used marijuana in the past 30 days (PAYS 2019).

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CTC of Greater Downingtown is asking youth to produce a short video that highlights how they spend their time and energy because they have made the decision to not use drugs or alcohol. What fun/interesting things do they have time for because they are drug-free? Who has been a positive influence on their drug-free journey? Prizes will be awarded to the 1st – 3rd place winners, ranging from $250 – $150. The contest submission deadline is Friday, April 30, 2021, and the contest rules and permission form can be found on the CTC’s website at https://www.dtownctc.org/youth-resources.

Communities That Care of Greater Downingtown (CTC) is a coalition of organizations, businesses, schools, faith communities, law enforcement, and healthcare providers using evidence-based prevention programs and policies to foster positive mental health and youth development. Through a Collective Impact Approach, CTC helps communities identify and implement changes that can help students be successful at school, at home, and in the community. CTC’s mission is to empower youth to make positive choices to reach their full potential. Learn more: www.dtownctc.org.

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