Local students in Shasta County are participating in a Total Prom Challenge to promote a substance-free lifestyle. The events are being organized by student leadership groups at Central Valley High School, Anderson Union High School and West Valley High School. Students will submit a video detailing why they choose to live drug-free, what helps them to stay drug-free and what their drug-free life looks like.
The Total Prom Challenge is sponsored by Converse Construction Inc. and Chic Salon, with additional donations from community partners. The student’s videos will be reviewed by a panel of judges with one winner chosen from each high school. The winners will receive the use of a limousine for prom night, a corsage, a boutonniere, a free haircut and a $100 gift card to Olive Garden. Winners will be announced on April 23rd.
“I know what addiction has done to my family and I want to reward and support our teens for their positive choices,” said Jessica Sisneros of Chic Salon on Churn Creek Road in Redding.
Many teens have the perception that Shasta County youth engage in unhealthy behaviors, however, they do not realize that most of their peers do not use alcohol or other drugs. A+ Life is a social norms campaign that stands alongside teens to influence, challenge, and change this misperception. “Many of our youth are living life being 100% pure with no substance necessary,” said Mickey Chao, Project coordinator for A+ Life for Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency, Public Health Branch. “The Total Prom Challenge celebrates teens who choose to live a drug-free life.”
For more information about the Total Prom Challenge or A+ Life social norms activities, contact Mickey Chao at (530) 229-8497.