The youth anti drug and alcohol organization in Nevada County known as NEO will be traveling to Washington DC in February to share the anti drug message developed locally with members of the National Community anti drug coalition. The national agency provides grant funding to Drug Free coalitions as well as other youth organizations from around the country. Lynn Skrukrud with NEO says they want to get feedback from area youth about the plan. So they are hosting a meeting featuring the 75-minute presentation with videos and images of NEO activities including a Beauty Walk, which Lynn describes.
“We teamed up with “Beautiful in Every Curve, which they create awareness about creating positive body image started by a school girl here in town, and so over the summer, we did our first one where we encouraged youth to walk down the runway holding a paper of what they love about themselves and who they are, so we’ll be incorporating that in our presentation.”
Local youth and community members who want to learn more about NEO and the Nevada county Drug Free coalition are encouraged to attend the meeting Saturday January 28th from 1 pm to 2:30 pm at Briar Patch in the community room.