Youth march in Hurlock supports drug-free Dorchester

MD-youth march against 4x-061316

Members of the Action Council of the Partnership for a Drug-Free Dorchester took part in the 3rd Annual Prevention Walk in Hurlock on Saturday.

HURLOCK — Young people and their mentors hit the streets on Saturday to support drug abuse prevention in Dorchester County. Sponsored by the Youth Action Council of the Partnership for a Drug-Free Dorchester, the 3rd Annual Prevention Walk started at Collins Avenue and ended at Charles Street in the park. After the walk, there were family-friendly activities and educational information.

“The Youth Action Council (YAC) would like to thank everyone who came out to support our Prevention Walk,” a statement from the group said. “It was a great turnout and a huge success. We look forward to seeing you all next year.”

The YAC thanked vendors WBOC-FM 102.5, Cambridge Police Department, Fenix Youth Project, Young Life, and the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office.

The council is a subcommittee of the Partnership, comprised of middle and high school students, giving the teen agers a voice in addressing substance abuse issues they see in their county.

To contact the group, visit PDFD Youth Action Council-Dorchester County, MD on Facebook.

Dave Ryan is editor of the Dorchester Banner. He can be reached at dryan@newszap.com.

You are encouraged to leave relevant comments but engaging in personal attacks, threats, online bullying or commercial spam will not be allowed. All comments should remain within the bounds of fair play and civility. (You can disagree with others courteously, without being disagreeable.) Feel free to express yourself but keep an open mind toward finding value in what others say. To report abuse or spam, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box.