The BACCHUS Network held its annual General Assembly at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Reston, VA over the past weekend. Hundreds of peer educators and peer education program advisers gather to share, develop and discuss new ideas on how to improve peer education.
The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility was proud to be a sponsor of this year’s General Assembly, and it was a great experience to exhibit and attend sessions that provided valuable insight on what’s happening on college campuses, and how peer educators are facing the issue of college binge drinking on and off campuses.
Furthermore, we were excited to announce our new partnership with The BACCHUS Network and our joint plans to address the issue of high-risk drinking on college campuses. As we have done in the past, students will lead the effort to empower their peers and shine a light on the real spring break.
A popular perception among the public regarding spring break is of kids heading to beaches and engaging in risky behavior, which could lead to dangerous situations. But, we know those students are not always the majority. In fact, many students find part time jobs during spring break, volunteer in the community or just enjoy spending time with family over spring break.
Our “Lead the Break” contest will provide students with an opportunity to post photos and videos on Instagram showing how they can have a safe, responsible and fun spring break. A panel of judges will then choose the best entries and select three winners. There will be three prizes, which include a monetary contribution from The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility to each of the three winner’s BACCHUS Network chapter.
The contest will run from March until the end of April. The BACCHUS Network and The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility will host a webinar at the beginning of February to inform students on how to enroll in the contest and provide further details.