Homewood City Schools will host the fourth annual Taking it to the Streets program on October 23 from 6:30-8 p.m. This year’s topic is, “Will my child smoke pot?”
Taking it to the Streets encourages parents and school personnel to come together and discuss important issues children are facing today. Parents have the opportunity to talk to one another while gaining helpful resources from knowledgeable speakers and school employees.
These meetings are located in three different Homewood homes so parents can grab their neighbors and join in a casual and comfortable living room discussion. Host home locations will be posted on Homewood City Schools’ website, homewood.k12.al.us.
Speakers for the program are returning by popular demand. They will be: clinical psychologist Chebon Porter PhD.; psychiatrist Steven Taylor, MD, MPH, who specializes in child/ adolescent and addiction areas; and psychologist Dale Wisely, Director of Student Services at Mountain Brook Schools.
This event is held during Red Ribbon Week, the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention campaign, undertaken annually during the last week of October. By wearing red ribbons, a symbol of support to stay off drugs, and participating in community anti-drug events, young people can pledge to live a drug-free life. Parents as well as all Homewood community members are encouraged to wear red ribbons, display them on their cars, businesses and homes.