NOW:53129:USA00949
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA00949
85°
H 85° L 67°
Partly Cloudy | 17MPH

Greendale Students Work For Youth Tobacco Prevention

April 29, 2013

Greendale High School freshman, Alexis Mitchell, testified earlier this spring at a public hearing of the State of Wisconsin Joint Committee on Finance held at Greendale High School. Mitchell’s testimony was made to raise awareness of the importance of tobacco prevention efforts among youth. As part of her speech, she told her personal story about why she supports tobacco prevention.

Mitchell and a group of her peers at GHS have joined forces to fight corporate tobacco by revealing its secrets and deceptive practices to other teens. Their goal is to take action and create change by informing young people of the hazards of tobacco use and the manipulation tactics used by tobacco companies.

Youth Tobacco Prevention at Greendale High takes many forms. Students meet monthly to discuss ways to spread the message and share the truth about tobacco. Activities include making presentations to middle school health classes, posting a “Cups in the Fence” message at the Homecoming football game, and participating in holiday specific campaigns to spread the message of tobacco prevention. Club members have also met with local legislators.

“I am proud of our members and their drive to make a difference in their community,” said Holly Miller, teacher advisor to the group. “These students are aware of the negative effects of tobacco use and how marketing by the tobacco companies directly targets young people. Their message of prevention is outstanding!”

Greendale currently has the largest organization in the state with membership numbers fluctuating due to sports seasons. New members are welcomed on a “come when you can basis.” This practice encourages members to be active within many aspects of the school and community.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Twitter recap: 50 Cent at Woodman's in Oak Creek 10:13 AM

» Now reporter to live tweet 50 Cent appearance in Oak Creek 7/29

» Oak Creek-Franklin petition for larger school board verified for public vote 7/29

» Trio tries to add key points with their new Franklin sports bar 7/28

» Greendale man drowns in Minnesota boating accident 7/28

» Ignitors softball team takes second in national tourney 7/28

» 'Milwaukee lion' spotted in Glendale Updated:  7/28

» Roadrunner buys El Paso, Texas, trucking firm for $35 million 7/28

» Oak Creek food distributor faces $85K in fines after employee injury 7/28

» Update: Tanker truck crash in Hales Corners, Highway 100 closed 7/28

» Star of 'Dance Moms' to make Oak Creek appearance 7/27

» Sikh Temple announces memorial events to honor victims of 2012 shooting 7/24

» Kayla's Playground groundbreaking 7/24

» St. Alphonsus Parish to host 'Feast on the Blacktop' 7/23

» Public hearing for new TIF district 7/23

» Franklin parks commissioner calls out common council 7/22

» The Suburban 16 Power Rankings: Watt, Niebrugge, and others on the next level 7/22

» Village of Greendale takes ownership of land proposed for veterans memorial 7/21

» Kayla playground project leaps forward in Franklin 7/21

» West Edgerton Avenue reconstruction project plan moves forward 7/21

» Slash in state aid money could force Franklin School district to increase tax levy 7/21

» Oak Creek's Turchin bests Ramirez in sectional thriller 7/21

» Initial Reaction Podcast: A dumb-sports-fan's guide to the Bucks arena financing situation 7/21

» YES reports campaign to expand Oak Creek School Board has enough signatures for public vote 7/21

» South Milwaukee auto body shop being torn down 7/21

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Advertisement

Advertisement

Local Business Directory

CONNECT    

Advertisement