Teens, parents and families are invited to a Community Power Night 5:45-8 p.m. Friday in the Keaau High School cafeteria.
The free event will feature a workshop to educate and empower teens to identify positive choices to prevent underage drinking and use of drugs. The Big Island Substance Abuse Council will lead this informative and interactive workshop.
For parents, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) will lead the “Power of Parent, It’s Your Influence” workshop. This workshop will provide parents with information and resources to talk to their teens about alcohol and making good choices.
Native FM’s Gumby will emcee and the guest speaker is Louise Fincher, trauma nurse at Hilo Medical Center.
In addition, the event will offer a keiki zone with fun games and activities, a skit with MADD Man and Beer Man, performance by Center Stage Dance Studio, free dinner and door prizes.
Thos who attend also can enter for a chance to win a two-night stay at the Hilton Waikoloa Village and a GoPro camera.
Community partners making the event happen include the Big Island Substance Abuse Council (BISAC), Coalition for a Drug Free Hawaii, Hawaii Meth Project, Hilo Medical Center, HOPE Services Hawaii, Keaau High School, Ken’s Towing, Living Waters, MADD, Neighborhood Place of Puna, Men of Pa’a, Councilman Greggor Ilagan, Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, Queen Lili’uokalani Children’s Center and Youth With A Mission, with donations from the Hilton Waikoloa Village, Center Stage Dance Studio, HFS Federal Credit Union, Café 100, McDonalds and Island Princess.