SUBSTANCE ABUSE COALITION OF DOUGLAS COUNTY
Contact Information: Take Back 420 Coordinator Carla Turner
303-681-3208 720 854 8548 firstname.lastname@example.org
LOCAL COALITION ORGANIZES “TAKE BACK 420” DAY
CASTLE ROCK – The Substance Abuse Coalition of Douglas County (SAC-DC) is encouraging students to “Take Back 420″ by volunteering on April 20.
SAC-DC organized “Take Back 420″ as a positive way for teens to reclaim April 20 as a day of rejuvenation and restoration, a day when they take their day-off to give and share.
The organization is helping to coordinate day-long voluneer oportunities for Douglas County youth at various non-profit organizations and local agencies on April 20.
“The date is two days before Earth Day, and it’s the same weekend as Global Youth Service Day. These are days when people all over put their hands and hearts to work for the good of the planet and our fellow planet-dwellers, “ said Carla Turner, organizer of the event and member of SAC-DC.
“We’d like to see the youth of Douglas County make April 20th memorable for service. We’d like to emphasize the good things our teens do and celebrate all that is wonderful about our teens,” Turner said.
Some of the non-profit partners who are participating in Take Back 420 are the Parker Task Force, Partners Equine Therapy, National Alliance on Mental Illness, and TLC Meals on Wheels. Others are listed on the website for Take Back 420.
Youth from across the community can visit www.takeback420.blogspot.com to sign up. SAC-DC will enter all those registering for four or more hours for a drawing of gifts cards. They will also award the “Golden Shovel Award” to the district or private high school completing the most hours.
Hours worked by students will also count toward the 20-hour community service requirement for Douglas County School District graduation.
About the Substance Abuse Coalition of Douglas County
The Substance Abuse Coalition of Douglas County formed in 2006 to advocate for evidence-based approaches to substance use prevention and to make sure that our community has the full gamut of substance abuse prevention, assessment, early intervention and high-level intervention.
SAC-DC members are educators, youth and drug abuse counselors, county professionals, parents, and community members.
For more information regarding the work of SAC-DC, please visit the
Virtual Substance Abuse Resource Fair at http://substanceabuseresources.blogspot.com/ to see what’s available in and around Douglas County.