Friday, February 1, 2013

Busy week for Van Buren YLC Members!

The week of January 28th – February 3rd, 2013 was National Drug Facts Week and the Van Buren Youth Leadership Council (YLC) members were very busy with activities. 
Starting off the week the High School YLC members held a “Tag it” event.  During the event students “Tagged” things they were above.  Some of the things the students were above were: bullying, alcohol, drugs, tobacco, littering, being raciest and many other things.   

The High School YLC members also setup color days where the students were to wear different colors representing different meanings.  Monday – White = purity; Tuesday – Blue = alcohol free; Wednesday – Red = Drugs are dangerous; Thursday – Orange = Healthy/Drug Free and Friday – Black = Death.  

A new event the students wanted to try was a “Flash Mob”.  On Tuesday night at the boys varsity basketball game the High School YLC members held a “Flash Mob” during the half time of the game, which will be available to view on the SAFE Coalition’s Blog ( later next week.  The rap that was used for the “Flash Mob” was written and sung by some of the High School members, Abby Rider was the one who coordinated the music presentation.  
The high school members also handed out “Shatter the Myths” booklets to the middle school students during lunch time at the school.  These booklets are full of drug facts and information.  Cassie Johnson helped to create a display for the display case in the gym lobby with facts, pictures and information. 

The middle school YLC members were also busy during the week. They made and hung posters around the school about National Drug Facts week.  They also made NDFW buttons and handed them out to the middle school students to wear during the week. 
To see pictures of the events from this week go to; to view the “flash mob” go to; and to find more information on the Van Buren County Youth Leadership Council and the work they do in Van Buren County go to  You can also contact the SAFE Coalition for more information at 319-293-6412 or online at

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