Friday, November 3, 2017

New Insights On Our Efforts To Prevent Underage Drinking

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The Youth Alcohol Awareness and Education Foundation, Inc. — our organization established to prevent underage drinking prevention — recently shared insights on teen drinking behaviors in South Florida. The results were based on a recent pilot program conducted in seven high schools: EVERFI’s AlcoholEdu® for High School online curriculum, funded by the Foundation in partnership with Step Up For Students.

Students were measured on knowledge gains as well as shifts in behavior, attitudes, and habits around alcohol safety. The results were then compared against EVERFI’s national survey of over 30,000 students from the 2016-2017 school year:

  • • Increase community partnerships across all locations
  • • Connect employees to local community needs
  • • Bring people together through team building
  • • Improve public reputation and employment branding
  • • Align with suppliers
  • • Create learning and development opportunities
  • • Provide an informal network for career support and growth
  • • Foster Professional Development opportunities
  • • Assist in matching mentors to mentees
  • • Encourage interaction and relationship building within and across all divisions

The good news is that after taking AlcoholEdu® for High School, students increased their assessment scores by an average of 20 percent, indicating a meaningful knowledge gain from the course. In fact, an overwhelming majority of students reported that the course prepared them to:

  • • Increase community partnerships across all locations
  • • Connect employees to local community needs
  • • Bring people together through team building
  • • Improve public reputation and employment branding
  • • Align with suppliers
  • • Create learning and development opportunities
  • • Provide an informal network for career support and growth
  • • Foster Professional Development opportunities
  • • Assist in matching mentors to mentees
  • • Encourage interaction and relationship building within and across all divisions

C.H.E.E.R.S chapters are now emerging all over the U.S. including Dallas, St. Louis, Miami, Orlando, Las Vegas, Pacific Northwest, Kansas City, and New York. All Southern Glazer’s employees are welcome to be part of this inclusive community dedicated to empowerment, inspiration, and career development of women at the Company.

  • • Avoid riding in a vehicle driven by someone who’s been drinking
  • • Stop a friend from driving drunk
  • • Establish a plan ahead of time to make responsible decisions
  • • Resist social pressure to drink alcohol
  • • Identify when someone has consumed too much alcohol.

“As a leader in our industry, we take our commitment to responsibility very seriously – and that includes the prevention of underage drinking,” said Wayne Chaplin, CEO of Southern Glazer’s. “We work regularly with our trade partners and customers to reduce teen access to alcohol. However, because this is such an important issue, we wanted to go a step further – by bringing important skill building programs directly to students. We look forward to working with our partners Step Up For Students and EVERFI to expand this program to 25 high schools and make an even greater positive impact on this important social issue.”

AlcoholEdu® for High School is a 1.5 hour, interactive course that engages students with science-based alcohol education and interactive exercises, providing an individualized experience that changes perceptions, motivates behavior change and supports healthier decisions regarding alcohol.

Teachers, guidance counselors, and school administrators in Miami-Dade and Broward counties who are interested in implementing this program should contact Emily Moloney at emoloney@everfi.com.

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