In March 2017, Governor Sununu requested that the 8,000 students attending the New Hampshire Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness be part of the solution to the state’s substance misuse epidemic. We are pleased to report that two members of the Timberlane Regional High School Peer Outreach team answered the call along with two seniors from the Life of an Owl program.
Timberlane Peer Outreach program members, Maranda St. Laurent (class of 2019) along with Emma Cross (class of 2018), joined Timberlane Life of an Owl program members, Meghan Oliver and Brendan Frezza (class of 2018), to participate in the development of the Governor’s Youth Advisory Councils’ mission and vision statements for substance misuse prevention. This Timberlane team also participated in a discussion regarding representation of students on this council. It was decided that two student representatives from each of the thirteen public health regions would be eventually selected to serve on the Governor’s Youth Advisory Council.
Vision: The Governor’s Youth Council’s vision is a New Hampshire that prevents substance misuse and provides recovery support for all, where citizens are informed and youth are actively involved in prevention efforts.
Mission: The Governor’s Youth Council advises the governor on legislation, events and media pertaining to substance misuse for the people of New Hampshire from a youth perspective.
Timberlane recognizes the importance of substance misuse prevention and commits to continue its ongoing efforts in providing information and resources to our student population and, as a result, the community at large.
June 27, 2017