Refuse to Use to hold kickoff event

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The Refuse to Use Program will be holding its kickoff event Sept. 8.

The program, developed by Stratton Mountain Resort and The Collaborative, supports and assists schools in their individual prevention plans to help keep kids off of drugs and alcohol.

Students in grades 7-12 in the Refuse To Use program begin by taking a pledge to remain free from drugs, alcohol and tobacco. Students then attend three out-of-school prevention education events in the fall and in return receive a season pass to Stratton Mountain Resort, Riley Rink or Viking Nordic Center.

Two additional events will be scheduled in 2020. Students must remain substance free and must attend all five events to maintain their pass. The program provides schools a real opportunity to offer students a tangible incentive to remain substance free. These substance abuse prevention events are held at the participating schools and incorporated into the overall prevention plan designed by the school prevention staff.

The kickoff event will be held from 3 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 8 at Riley Rink.

Students must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or caring adult.

For more information, visit thecollaborative.us or call Taylor at 802-824-4200.

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