Sharing is caring and that is my feeling about local events that reach out to the community. The Addictions Care Center of Albany is having their Start Smart Field Day on Saturday, September 28. It is completely free for families to attend and will have a wide variety of items for kids of all ages to participate in. This event will help to kick off ACCA’s prevention education programs in Albany County schools.
If you are not familiar with ACCA, they provide programs on substance abuse prevention and bullying awareness. Their current prevention programs include:
In addition to this they deliver interactive workshops and presentations around the area on the following topics:
- Bullying Prevention: Take a Stand, Lend a Hand
- Cyberbullying: The Wave of the Future
- Alcohol Awareness: Myths & Facts
- Addiction Awareness: Signs & Symptoms of a Deadly Disease
- Current Trends in Substance Abuse
The timing of these events are wonderful to spread the word about their services before October and National Bullying Prevention Month.
I applaud ACCA for coming up with programs that embrace literacy as a primary focus in helping children. You can read more about that on their website. So if you happen to be in the Albany area on September 28 from 11 am – 3 pm, please think about heading over to this family friendly event to support this organization that works to help our community.