Baldwin Youth Advisory Council reaches out with message
BALDWIN — Those who ordered takeout pizza from Pompeii’s this past month saw bright green caution stickers on takeout boxes promoting a message to eat meals together as a family and encouraging youth abstinence from alcohol.
The Baldwin Youth Advisory Council kicked off the Social Hosting Sticker Shock Campaign the week of homecoming.
“Social Hosting Sticker Shock Campaign is to raise awareness of the consequences of providing alcohol to youth or allowing underage drinking on your property,” said Quran Griffin, coordinator of the Baldwin Youth Advisory Council. “Students placed informational stickers on Pompeii’s Pizza boxes to help promote their message to parents and families in the community.”
The restaurant goes through about 500 boxes a week, so the message went out to a lot of families, Griffin added.
“Pompeii’s was gracious to partner with us and let us get this message out without the expense of postage,” she said. “The students chose to launch the campaign homecoming week because kids are more prone to be out drinking.”
Members of the Baldwin Youth Advisory Council enjoyed working on the campaign.
“Eating pizza is a family thing. It is a good time for parents to educate their children during a meal,” said council member Breanna Smith. “Parents shouldn’t provide kids with alcohol. Sometimes parents don’t know their kids are drinking.”