Kids kick off summer drug free

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JACKSON, Tenn. — Hundreds of youths were invited Thursday to kick off a drug-free start to their summer break. The event at the Skyzone Trampoline Park was held to teach kids about making the right decisions about alcohol and drugs during the summer months, when research suggests first drug and alcohol use usually occurs, according to a release. The kickoff was sponsored by the Community Anti-Drug Coalition, Pathways Youth Recovery and the Jackson-Madison County Youth Advisory Council. Those in attendance got a backpack, fact cards and brochures with info about alcohol and drug use. A total of 270 kids and teens were invited from the Boys and Girls Club, YouthTown, the Dream Center, Operation Hope, TR White Summer Program, RIFA, Youth Villages, YMCA and Westwood Center Summer Program.

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