Blog Recap: Back to School!

Labor Day, the first day of school, parent/teacher conferences – the fall can be a busy time for families and educators! We wanted to recap our Ask, Listen, Learn: Kids & Alcohol Don’t Mix Back to School blogs so you can see what parents, educators and kids around the country are doing to start a conversation about the dangers of underage drinking.

We kicked off our Back to School season with one of our partners DC SCORES. Each and every time we meet up with them to hear what they’re doing in the world of after-school programs, we’re inspired by all that the coaches and staff do to help the kids of DC say YES to a healthy lifestyle and NO to underage drinking. But hey, don’t take it from us! Watch our video blog with their stories and advice to make the most of this time of year!

The DC SCORES staff weren’t the only educators planting seeds of inspiration in their area. Stephen Ritz, a teacher in New York’s tough South Bronx district, raised his attendance from 43% to 93% by creating a green-house program that got kids in seats and paying attention not only for class, but also to what kind of food they put in their bodies. Get the entire blog here.

We all know Ask, Listen, Learn helps kids say YES to a healthy lifestyle, and just like Ritz, our Superstar Remmi Smith, from Cook Time with Remmi, helps kids be more aware of nutrition. This fall, she helped us make some healthy, Back to School snacks! Her video is a must watch and her salsa a must try!

Did you know Remmi just graduated middle school?? She’s inspiration to kids everywhere her age that anything is possible! Do you want to have a conversation with your kids about goal setting and saying NO to peer pressures, like underage drinking? We’re giving parents the 3 best tips to face peer pressure with your kid in our blog, “New School Year: 3 Tips to face peer pressure together.”

Parents aren’t the only ones responsible for having those tough conversations, educators are too! Mom, author and long-time educator Debbie Phelps wrote a blog for us talking about the educator’s responsibility to answer tough questions in the classroom. Hear her thoughts here!

Do you want more content on parents, educators and kids starting a conversation about the dangers of underage drinking? Make sure to keep up with the blog by following Ask, Listen, Learn on social media! We continue to give updates, tips and resources that can help make a difference in a kid’s decision to drink, or not to drink alcohol.

Have you had the "alcohol talk" with your kid? A new school year means new peer pressures. Take on these issues together.