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Drugs, Booze, Parties: Parents Will Learn What Happens on 'Saturday Night in the Suburbs'

Kick-off event Wednesday at Herndon High School to offer parents insight into their teenager's life on the weekends, hosted by the Unified Prevention Coalition of Fairfax County.

Drugs, Booze, Parties: Parents Will Learn What Happens on 'Saturday Night in the Suburbs.' Patch file photo.
Drugs, Booze, Parties: Parents Will Learn What Happens on 'Saturday Night in the Suburbs.' Patch file photo.

Release, Unified Prevention Coalition of Fairfax County:

Want to know what really goes on with teens on Saturday nights? Then make plans to attend the first “Saturday Night in the Suburbs” program of 2014 at Herndon High School at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12. 

The program, developed by the Unified Prevention Coalition of Fairfax County, is open to adults in the community and is hosted by the Herndon High School PTSA.

The program features a panel of high school seniors who talk openly about alcohol and drug use, teen parties, social media, parent supervision and enabling, and communication with parents. Middle school and high school parents are encouraged to attend.

“Parents find this to be somewhat eye-opening,” said UPC’s Jennifer Lewis-Cooper, who will facilitate the Herndon event. “We will not ask the panel specific names, dates, places of events or   put them on the spot -- their job is not to ‘snitch’ on others but to educate parents to understand what teens are dealing with and help parents to set better limits.” 

The Herndon event will be held in the school auditorium at 700 Bennett St., Herndon.

Two other “Saturday Night in the Suburb” programs will be held this year, and are open to the community, including: 

  • Thursday, April 24 at 7 p.m. “Saturday Night in the Suburbs” at Madison High School (Warhawk Hall), 2500 James Madison Dr., Vienna. Sponsored by the James Madison High School PTSA. FOR ADULTS ONLY.
  • Monday, May 12 at 7 p.m.  “Saturday Night in the Suburbs” at West Springfield High School (Spartan Hall), 6100 Rolling Rd., Springfield. Sponsored by the West Springfield High School PTSA. FOR ADULTS ONLY.

For more information, visit unifiedpreventioncoalition.org or facebook.com/unifiedpreventioncoalition.

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