Community Connections is Gateway’s primary prevention program, working in schools and other community settings to help young people develop the skills and self-esteem they need to resist drugs, alcohol, bullying, gangs, etc. and to be successful in school and in life and one of their kids was involved in the video. Gateway's Director of Community Connections and Gateway Violence Intervention (GVIP), Wes Goodenough states, “Jason was one of two students who volunteered to exercise what he had learned about drug and alcohol avoidance by participating in a student produced video called “Keeping Families Safe”. The video features short student written and acted vignettes with strong messages about making good life choices. Jason and a classmate were part of a vignette about underage drinking." The video was produced in collaboration with the Jefferson County Children’s Policy Council, Alabama Public Television, and American Graduate and is available through APT without charge. Community Connections is funded primarily through grants and donations.
Posted on Wed, August 14, 2013
by Karin Park