Students learn to teach about making safe choices

BINGHAMTON – More than 500 middle and high school students from 14 different school districts throughout Broome, Tioga and Chenango counties came together on recently for YES! Ignites, where they learned role modeling, leadership and public speaking techniques. Students will use these skills as they participate in the peer leadership program YES! LEADS.

YES! Safe Choices for Kids is a partnership between Senator Tom Libous and Lourdes Hospital. YES! works to help kids in our area learn skills they need to resist using alcohol and drugs. YES! also provides parents with useful tips and fun activities they can use as starting points in talking about substance abuse with their kids.

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