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Fort Valley State’s 4-H Program to participate in national drug awareness discussion

Published: 01/20/2015 3:09PM
By: booner


Fort Valley State University’s Mobile Information Technology Center will be the site for FVSU’s 4-H Healthy Living Program, Drug Facts Chat Day on Jan. 30 in the Pettigrew Center parking lot.

Fort Valley State University’s 4-H Healthy Living Club members from the Boys and Girls Club of Fort Valley will participate in Drug Facts Chat Day Jan. 30. The event will be held from 4-5 p.m. in FVSU’s Mobile Information Technology Center (MITC) at the C.W. Pettigrew Center parking lot.

Drug Facts Chat Day is an annual event held during National Drug Facts Week (Jan. 26-Feb 1.)   The event gives high school students an opportunity to talk to scientists from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).  This marks the fifth year that National Drug Week is being observed nationwide.

During the chat day, club members may ask scientists questions online from FVSU’s MITC concerning drug abuse, addiction and how to help family or friends who are abusing drugs.

Leslie Weaver, FVSU’s 4-H program coordinator, stated that the goal of the activity is to enlighten 4-H club members of the detrimental effect of drugs.

Weaver said that in addition to discussions concerning drugs, students will have the chance to confer with scientists about their professions, and ask what steps they (students) need to take to pursue a career in the scientific field. 

For more information about Drug Facts Chat Day and the 4-H Healthy Living Club, contact Leslie Weaver, FVSU 4-H Program Coordinator at 478-825-6955 or weaverl@fvsu.edu.