Tuesday, October 2

SU Ag Center, 100 Black Men Partner with Above the Influence

[Baton Rouge, La, October 1, 2012] The Southern University Ag Center, along with the 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge, have partnered with “Above the Influence” for their national media campaign. Above the Influence was created for the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign and focuses on teens and the influences that shape their decisions. The program inspires teens to live above the influence of drug and alcohol.

The first school to participate in the event is Capital High Academy.  Members of the Southern University Ag Center visited the school on September 28 to see their progress with the Above the Influence national campaign. 

“Louisiana teens are facing alcohol and drug addictions at alarming rates. Above the Influence targets teens in their most vulnerable state and allows them to identify negative influences of drug and alcohol addiction,” says Charisma Deberry of the SU Ag Center.

Students from Capital High Academy will participate in a three-day summit at the SU Ag Center’s A.O. Williams Hall on October 15-17th. The summit concludes on October 17 with a panel discussion from 6 pm to 8 pm; the public is strongly encouraged attend.

For more information about Above the Influence, contact Charisma Deberry at charisma_deberry@suagcenter.com or Kelli Palmer at kelli_palmer@suagcenter.com or 225-771-5696.

About Above the Influence: Above the Influence (ATI) is a national campaign created and implemented by the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign, a program of the Office of National Drug Control Policy. ATI informs and inspires teens to reject illicit drugs via TV, print, Internet, and local radio advertising – and, most importantly, in partnership with community organizations.

Story by Kelli Palmer.


Bridget Udoh
(225) 771-5714

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