AgriLife Extension youth council to lead
BORGER – The increasing use of K2 and other synthetic drugs by youth in the Panhandle has prompted the Hutchinson County Youth Board to call for a “Teen-2-Teen” town hall meeting, said Megan Parr, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service family and consumer sciences agent for Hutchinson County.
The Youth Board is made up of the members of the Hutchinson County 4-H County Council and members from area high school student councils, Parr said. 4-H is the youth organization of AgriLife Extension.
The town hall meeting will be conducted by teen leaders in the county and is targeted for junior high and high school age youth in Hutchinson County and the surrounding areas, she said.
“Teen-2-Teen” is set for 6 p.m. May 9 in the Hutchinson County Aluminum Dome, 1113 Bulldog Blvd. in Borger.
“Even though these drugs have been outlawed, there are still many teens who are trying them or being pressured to try them,” Parr said. “The implications of these substances can be deadly. The youth of this area need to be educated on exactly what the effects of using these drugs are and how to say no to them. The youth also need a free space of sorts to talk to each other about this issue.”
Parr said parents are welcome to attend a separate session at the Johnson Park Youth Center Complex, across from the Dome.
“This youth town hall is solely for the junior high and high school youth. We will be serving pizza beginning at 6 p.m. and door prizes, including an iPad, Kindle Fire, iTunes gift cards and other fun stuff, will be given away,” she said.
For more information about this event, contact the AgriLife Extension office for Hutchinson County at 806-878-4026, or access information on Facebook at Hutchinson County 4-H, on Twitter @HutchinsonCoExt and on YouTube on the HutchinsonCoExt channel.