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WARNING: An individual can face up to $3,000 in fines and one year in jail for providing alcohol to a person under the legal drinking age of 21.
What is the BUZZKILL campaign?
BUZZKILL is a county-wide awareness campaign with the sole purpose of reminding community members that it is illegal to provide alcohol to people under the legal drinking age of 21. Not only is it illegal, but you risk facing consequences that affect ones future and health.
We will highlight activities across Winona County that provide students with alternatives to binge drinking and provide adults with opportunities to help prevent negative consequences of underage drinking.
BUZZKILL launches April 16 and runs through June 2018. Everyone can get involved! Students, parents, community members. See what is available below and get involved!
Parents, will you pledge to host only alcohol- and drug-free parties? Please sign the online Parent Pledge! We want to see hundreds of families promise to not allow students to consume alcohol and other drugs on their property.
Here are Party Planning Tips
During the BUZZKILL campaign we want people to be more vigilant of underage drinking so you can help prevent negative consequences from occurring such as a death of a friend or loved one. If you suspect someone is driving under the influence or hosting a house party, you can provide an anonymous tip online with the Winona Area Crime Stoppers or call 507-457-6530. You can earn $50 if your tip leads to an arrest through the FAST50 Program.
Food, bags, prizes, hypnotist show! Events being held by both Winona and Lewiston schools. All students are welcome to attend. Sign-up at the school.
Winona Senior High School
May 12/13, 2018
12:00 am – 4:30 am
Winona Family YMCA
May 4/5, 2018
12:00 am – 5:00 am
Bus service provided
Shortly before prom and graduation students will be posting campaign stickers and fact cards at local liquor stores, hair salons, tuxedo and dress rental stores, and limousine rental companies.
This training is for individuals who serve or sell alcohol at local establishments. These trainings are held bi-monthly and costs $15 unless your employer is a member of the Best Practices Program. Winona County ASAP is willing to reimburse individuals who successfully complete the workshop. Contact the Program Coordinator to request reimbursement by emailing [email protected] or calling 507-474-2727.
Contact the ASAP Program Coordinator with any questions:
Phillip Huerta, LADC
Email: [email protected]@asap.org
The Lewiston-Altura School District is hosting a free community event to provide education and support about opioid use and addiction. In light of the national opioid epidemic and increasing overdose deaths each year, organizers are partnering with local experts and guest presenters to prevent opioid misuse. “The percentage of students in Winona County who report using a prescription pain killer not prescribed to them is slightly higher the national average, so this information needs to be heard by students and adults” (Phil Huerta, Winona County ASAP Program Coordinator).
The free event will take place on Monday, April 30, 2018 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm in the Lewiston-Altura High School Gymnasium. Special guest Colleen Ronnei, Founder of Change the Outcome, will join the panel to share her family’s personal story of how they lost their son to an overdose and her efforts to make something good from her heartbreak. Change the Outcome, a non-profit organization, will present information and testimonials alongside people in recovery, local law enforcement, healthcare, and resource agencies.
You can email Bree Maki at [email protected] with any questions.
Two FREE training workshops are being provided by the Winona County Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP) for all professions and community members. CEU’s or contact hours are available at no cost.
9:30 am – 11:00 am: Learning to Work Across Differences
Intercultural development consists of bridging cultural differences and commonalities by building specific knowledge and skills. Come explore how to develop your capacity to effectively bridge cultural differences and commonalities, and discuss how this might inform your work for a healthier community.
11:15 am – 12:45 pm: Resilience in Leadership
Do you spend much of your time listening to and helping others? If so, how are you taking care of yourself so that you can take care of others? Come build and deepen ways to cultivate your own balance, health, and wholeness.
Sara Schonwald is a dynamic facilitator, trainer, listener and coach. Her practice of leadership and consulting centers the belief that we’re all connected to each other, and that it is our collective opportunity and responsibility to work together for justice and peace.
Sara is a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory and a trained practitioner of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and Art of Hosting. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from George Washington University and M.A.Ed. in Policy, Organization, and Leadership Studies from Stanford University.
We are hosting our 2nd Annual Appreciation Event to say “Thank you” to all the volunteers who helped in any way! In addition, we will be recognizing 3 Prevention Champions in the community who made a significant impact to reduce and prevent teen substance abuse through their volunteerism and influence in Winona County! ASAP will also be releasing its 2017 Annual Report and highlighting ways you can help make a difference. The event is being sponsored by Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge, and is open and free to the public. Light appetizers and refreshments will be provided. Please come to join in the celebration and learn more!
5:00pm Social time
5:30pm Short program
6:00pm Social time
PLEASE REGISTER TO HELP US PLAN FOOD AND DRINK ACCORDINGLY.
Sponsored by Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge
The ASAP coalition meets monthly to create strategies for addressing the drug and alcohol issues in the Winona area. These meetings are open to the public, and we invite your input and ideas!