The Cobb Alcohol Taskforce premiered Youth Know the Truth: Inside an Underage Drinking Party at their bimonthly taskforce meeting hosted at Turner Chapel AME Church on Tuesday.
Private home parties are the primary source by which youth obtain alcohol. Research shows that private home parties frequently lack adult supervision and are the source for other drug use, risky sexual behaviors, violence and vandalism.
Sixty-one percent of Cobb 10th and 12th graders participating in the 2009 Georgia Student Health Survey said that they use alcohol at a friends’ house. The youth council hopes that the live and taped productions of YKT will be an eye-opener for Cobb County adults.
Youth Know the Truth: Inside an Underage Drinking Party is a taped compilation of two live productions, staged spring 2011, of a guided tour and re-enactment of an underage drinking party in a private home.
The Cobb Alcohol Taskforce Youth Council decided to use the environmental strategy of staging a mock underage drinking party at their Youth Summit, fall 2010.