Fourth Graders Urge Peers to Stay Away From Drugs

Over 6,000 fourth grade students from all across New Jersey want their peers to get a substance abuse prevention message- that there are better and fun things to do instead of doing drugs— so they created original artwork to deliver that message.

The students from fourth grade classrooms across New Jersey created artwork as part of a contest to deliver the most effective peer-to-peer substance abuse prevention messages in an initiative sponsored by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ). The theme of this year’s contest was “Fun Things to Do Instead Of Doing Drugs.”

On Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 30 finalists will be honored and have their artwork on display, at an awards ceremony at the Newark Museum’s Billy Johnson Auditorium, 49 Washington Street, Newark from 11am to noon. Two of the 30 finalists will be announced as this year’s grand prize winners during the ceremony.

The grand prize winners will have their peer-to-peer substance abuse prevention message featured on over 41,000 folders that will be distributed to schools throughout New Jersey in September 2016.

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