On Wednesday, May 23, 2018, from 9:00-10:00 AM there will be an assembly in the Patrick F. Carroll Auditorium at the William S. Rogers High School for all students in the 10th and 12th grades.
An alcohol awareness program called Taylor’s Message and the presenter, Kathi Meyer, tells the story of her daughter who died as a result of underage drinking and poor choices.
This presentation is being sponsored by the Newport Prevention Coalition. There will be support staff available for students.
About Taylor’s Message
After a night of binge drinking and poor choices at a series of underage drinking parties, Kathi’s 17 yr old daughter Taylor found herself alone in the woods, and drowned in only two feet of water. They found her 3 days later.
Two months later Kathi started sharing Taylor’s story with students and parents in hopes that her message would enlighten others on the dangers of underage drinking and poor choices. Passionate about reaching students hearts and minds, she simply shares with students what happened that night, how it could have been prevented and how Taylor’s death has affected her family, Taylor’s friends and the community. Students and parents leave Kathi’s presentation feeling like it was their friend or daughter that was lost that fateful night. Her presentation goes far beyond binge drinking, underage drinking and poor choices! Each audience member takes away something different.
Kathi has become a alcohol awareness speaker and made this her mission in life to spread Taylor’s Message. Kathi’s presentation is heart wrenching but ends with an inspirational message of hope, love and a new found power for students to deal with peer pressure and tough choices they face every day. Her honesty, openness, and heartfelt message is packed with powerful take aways and it is a presentation that will not be soon forgotten.
For more information, visit www.taylorsmessage.com.
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