Livingston Parish has a problem.

  • 52% of 8th graders say they receive alcohol from a family member, or relative.

  • 35% of 6th graders have received alochol from their family.

  • 49% of 10th graders are given alochol to consume with parent permission.

  • 40% of 12th graders believe it's very easy for someone under the age of 21 to purchase alcohol from a store.

 

SOURCE: Livingston Parish - 2012 Caring Communities Youth Survey (Table 10: Alcohol Environmental Risk Factors)

Apply

 

to be an

 

Ambassador

 

Application Due:

September 15, 2015

 Livingston Youth and Family Together 

 

Program Mission:

To improve the health and quality of life for youth and families in Livingston Parish by empowering the community through prevention and enhancement-focused education, environmental strategies, and policy changes. 

 

What is LYFT?  Livingston Youth and Family Together is a taskforce comprised of individuals and community leaders who work together to address prominent issues and raise awarness.  

 

Issues Addressed by the Taskforce:

  • Underage Drinking among persons aged 12-20

  • Prescription Drug Misuse/Abuse among persons aged 12-25

 

LYFT Goals:

  • To prevent the onset and reduce the progression of underage drinking and prescription drug misuse/abuse.

  • To reduce the short-term and long-term consequences of underage drinking and prescription drug misuse/abuse.

  • To eliminate disparities that contributes to underage drinking and prescription drug misuse/abuse.

 

LYFT is a result of the Louisiana Partnership for Success program.  It is funded by a SAMHSA grant for the State of Louisiana, and contracted with TADAC. 

 

For more information concerning the taskforce, visit:  

LYFT Ambassador Program

 

LP SADD sponsors an ambassador program for the LYFT taskforce. The program allows students to serve as representatives and promote the initiative.  The program engages students by addressing the emotional, mental, and medical consequences of underage alcohol use and prescription misuse and abuse.

 

Participating high schools: Albany, Denham Springs, Doyle, French Settlement, Holden, Live Oak, Maurepas, Springfield, and Walker

 

Ambassador Requirements:

  • High school junior or senior standing (as of August 2015)

  • Must be alcohol, tobacco, and drug free

  • Personal beliefs must coincide with SADD’s beliefs and “no use” policy

  • Understand and believe in LYFT’s vision, mission, and goals.

  • Must sign an AIA (Ambassador Involvement Agreement)

  • Application must be submitted no later than September 15, 2015

  • Applicant video must be included

  • 2 letters of recommendation

  • Copy of unofficial transcript or final 2014-2015 report card

  • Narrative essay

  • Required to attend ambassador program meetings, dates/times to be determined

 

20 students will be selected to participate in the program, one of which will be the chairman of the program and have a seat on the taskforce.

 

Ambassadors accepted will be announced and notified no later than September 30, 2015.

Prevention Partners

For more information about LYFT, or to join the the taskforce, please contact

Donna Bliss (LYFT Coordinator).

 

Email:   donnabliss@live.com

For more information about LYFT's Ambassador Program, and SADD's involvement, please contact

Dylan Ivy (Director).

 

Email:   divy@lpsadd.org

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