Prevention WINS Retail Outreach Workgroup met for the first time yesterday, April 4.
The workgroup decided to send letters to the 80 stores that sell alcohol in northeast Seattle about the high underage drinking rates in our community and asking them to place window clings (pictured at left) on their beer refrigerators. Since most teenagers in our community report getting alcohol "at a party" or from older friends and siblings, the window clings remind people of possible legal consequences associated with buying alcohol for minors.
The window clings are part of the Let's Draw the Line campaign developed by RUaD -- the Washington State Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking.
The next Retail Outreach Workgroup meeting will take place May 9, 10 a.m., at Seattle Children's. More workgroup members are needed . . . anyone interested in reducing youth access to alcohol in northeast Seattle is invited to participate.