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Published: Sunday, 6/23/2013 - Updated: 1 year ago

Car wash helps fund camp for Perrysburg Alternative to Substance Abuse Teen Board

BY MATT THOMPSON
BLADE STAFF WRITER
Val Kopp, 16, dries one of the cars. The Perrysburg Alternative to Substance Abuse Teen Board held a car wash to raise money to attend a week-long drug and alcohol prevention training. Val Kopp, 16, dries one of the cars. The Perrysburg Alternative to Substance Abuse Teen Board held a car wash to raise money to attend a week-long drug and alcohol prevention training.
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Five Perrysburg High School students and Michelle Erford, Prevention Partners program coordinator, will head to Capital University in Bexley on Monday to try to help the youth in Perrysburg stay off drugs and alcohol.

PHOTO GALLERY: PHS teen board car wash

The five students are a part of the Perrysburg Alternative to Substance Abuse Teen Board that volunteers at events and educates other students about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

Sunday at Walt Churchill's Market in Perrysburg, the PASA Teen Board held a car wash to try to pay for funds for the camp that runs from Monday to Thursday. It cost the students $225 each and the car wash is trying to help reimburse the students.

"I hope for myself I learn how to lead a group to teenagers," Ms. Erford said. "I hope the teens learn to be confident leadership skills and learn evidence-based practices and get good ideas to reduce drug and alcohol use."

The five students are in leadership roles already in the PASA Teen Board. Overall, the teen board has 40 high school students in it. 

Contact Matt Thompson at: mthompson@theblade.com or 419-356-8786 or on Twitter at @mthompson25.



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