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Trussville native attends drug prevention, leadership program

From staff reports

TRUSSVILLE — A group of students from The Webb School in Tennessee recently attended a Youth to Youth drug prevention and youth leadership program conference at the University of Rhode Island.

Sophomore Ronnie Booth, of Trussville, attended the event with four other classmates.

From left are McKenna Hoover, Mike Quinn, Will Watson, Mason Fizer, Lauren Livengood and Ronnie Booth.
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“I always look forward to seeing the students have fun at this conference while obtaining valuable lessons, experience and training that they can then bring back to Webb and implement through our Feet to Feet program,” said Mike Quinn, Webb art teacher and faculty advisor for Feet to Feet, the school’s version of Youth to Youth.

Youth to Youth was founded in 1982 in Columbus, Ohio, as a community-based drug prevention and youth leadership program focusing primarily on middle school and high school students. The goal is harnessing the influence of peer pressure and making it a positive force that encourages young people to live free of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs.

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