The East Hartford Department of Youth Services and the East Hartford Local Prevention Council are sponsoring the 7TH annual “East Hartford Prevention Idol”. East Hartford ChildPlan and the Local Prevention Council are comprised of people from the East Hartford community who are committed to the prevention of substance use by East Hartford youth.
East Hartford students in grades 7-12 have been invited to showcase their talents by presenting original songs, dance, poetry or dramatic readings that illustrate how substance use negatively impacts lives. Presentations will also highlight the benefits of living substance free.
This year “Prevention Idol” will be held Saturday April 22nd @ 5 pm at the East Hartford Community Cultural Center. The public is invited to watch and cheer for their favorite performances and share light refreshments. Admission is free.
There will be prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in the Middle and High school categories.
East Hartford Youth Services will also present at the performance the 2017 East Hartford “Service to Youth Award”. The winning individual will be acknowledged for their outstanding service to the youth of East Hartford.
East Hartford’s Prevention Idol is funded by East of the River for Substance Abuse Elimination (ERASE, East Hartford Youth Services)