With Red Ribbon Week coming up this week, I asked the girls at the Esperanza Acosta Moreno club a few questions, and here are their responses:
1. What can parents do to protect their children from using drugs?
"Parents can talk to children about what drugs do, drugs are, and how bad they are." -Marina
"Parents can make sure that their kids don't choose bad friends, and they can talk to their kids so they won't use drugs to hide their feelings." -Elena
2. What can young local people do to protect themselves and their friends from using drugs?
"People can tell others to say NO and tell others that. Also, fundraisers to raise money for making anti-drug crafts." -Draven
"Local people can not do drugs and start a trend to not do drugs. Also they can persuade people not to do drugs." -Katelynn
3. What are you willing to do?
"I would just try to hang out with the right people and stay away from people who consume drugs." -Irene
"I would give it a stop by telling schools to become drug free." -Alba
These young girls have the right idea and know what they can do to help. What are your responses to these questions?