Hughesville High planning to host parent program

Hughesville High School will host “Straight Talk for Parents” at 6:30 p.m. March 20 in the high school auditorium.

The program is designed to educate parents about emerging drug trends, signs and symptoms of teen drug use and assists parents in the development of communication skills to speak and listen to their children about substance abuse.

Today, the average age of a child’s first alcoholic drink is 8 and a teenager’s first experiment with marijuana is age 13.

Drug Free Pennsylvania, one of the Commonwealth’s premier non-profit organizations in educating adults about substance abuse, will be holding a free seminar for parents in partnership with Hughesville High School.

Participants will learn about substances now making their way into schools, communities and homes and also discuss strategies to help young people avoid these substances.

Parents, grandparents and caregivers of preschoolers to college students in Lycoming County are welcome to attend.