Youth Kick Butts....cigarette butts that is.

"We're committed to keeping drugs off the streets and away from our youth."

~ Sandy Hagans, community-based programs coordinator.

Georgetown--On Saturday March 18th First State in partnership with the Georgetown Boys & Girls Club and the American Lung Association celebrated the annual KICK BUTTS DAY, a national day of activism that empowers youth to stand against big tobacco. Despite the cold dreary weather, more than 95 Sussex County youth took part in the anti-tobacco event.

The event kicked off at 8:00 a.m. with a cigarette butt cleanup at the Georgetown Circle where the youth collected and removed 12,156 butts off the streets.

The cleanup was followed prevention workshops where youth engaged in fun educational activities about the harmful effects of tobacco and substance abuse. The youth created their own anti-drug messages and presented them before parents and peers.

Special thanks to all the youth, staff and volunteers who took part in making Kick Butts Day 2017 a great success! We hope to see you all next year!

This 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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