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From the 2011 Leadership Summit – "Positive Influence"

July 5, 2011 8:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

In March 2011, teens in Ventura, CA gathered for a Leadership Summit to explore social issues and discuss their ideas for possible solutions for reducing underage and binge drinking and impaired driving in their community. Activities included improv games and social change theatre exploration, videomaking, writing, and discussion. Here is a speech presented during the afternoon’s advocate training.

Leadership Summit, March 2011
Youth at the Leadership Summit participate in a warmup exercise.

Being a positive influence could be something as simple as telling your friends about the dangers of drinking — it can kill brain cells, you can’t choose from right or wrong, you could die.

There are many other activities that you and other people can do instead of making destructive decisions — video games, sports, shopping, movies, mini golf, and going to the beach!