Removing the stigma, educating with science, and opening a dialogue at a young age is critical to combating drug use and addiction. At the end of this impactful day, a life we didn’t even know was in peril could be saved, and that’s what S.A.F.E. Project aims to do every day.”
On April 11, Mentor Foundation USA will host 200 DC-area high school students at the House of Sweden for a day-long event to help “shatter the myths” around drug misuse. Students will interact with a top U.S. scientist from the National Institutes of Health and inspiring guest speakers, including SAFE Project Co-Founder Mary Winnefeld.
‘Shatter the Myths’ is a positive community effort, bringing together government agencies, private foundations and corporate partners to empower and educate young people. The event is co-hosted by the Embassy of Sweden and the National Institute on Drug Abuse, with support from Securitas Security Services USA, Inc., Second Genesis Foundation, and EagleForce Associates, Inc.
During the day, students will learn about substance misuse both from a scientific and social perspective. They will also participate in poetry slam workshops where they can express their own feelings around addiction and the importance of prevention.