Georgetown Youth "Kick Butts"


On Saturday, March 21st, First State Community Action Agency joined forces with the Georgetown Boys & Girls Club and the American Lung Association for the 11th annual KICK BUTTS DAY event in Georgetown. The event kicked off with a cleanup where more than 50 youth weathered the chilly morning and picked up cigarette butts on the town circle and surrounding blocks. The youth collected more than 10 trash bags filled with cigarette butts. The youth then participated in anti-tobacco activities and prevention workshops held at the Georgetown Boys & Girls Club. The activities were both fun and educational and youth learned about the harmful ingredients in tobacco products as well as their effects. Youth also presented short skits and chants, designed t-shirts, and created slogans discouraging tobacco use. First State's Sandi Hagans facilitated a parent focus group / workshop discussing the harmful effects of tobacco use and second-hand smoke on the health of children and adults in the home. Volunteer associates from Kohl’s Store assisted with the cleanup and helped serve lunch. The event closed with a group presentation where the youth displayed their creativity and presented their anti-tobacco messages to parents and peers. Kick Butts Day event was made possible through the Delaware Division of Public Health’s Tobacco Prevention Community Contract. Funding for the contract is provided by the Delaware Health fund and managed by the American Lung Association of Delaware.

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