In conjunction with my Youth Coalition I have taken many steps to accomplish the goals of a substance free community. Our biggest initiative is to provide substance free events for teens because if teens are at our events, it is obvious that they will not be using drugs or alcohol during that time period. This summer we had movie nights in the park each month and band jams regularly. Throughout the school year we have a winter battle of the bands where local bands can showcase their work in front of hundreds of teens. Each year we also have CHOICES, a teen lead dialogue where students from all schools in the community gather to talk about current issues and what we can do to improve our community. In order to make these events successful it is necessary to advertise effectively and get the word out. Thanks to advertising on the internet, our turn outs at our most recent events have been tremendous.