Dancer Educates Peers on Drug Abuse

Posted on 04/09/2019
Dancer Educates Peers on Drug Abuse

The Governor’s Prevention Partnership recently showcased a senior from the CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts for his efforts to educate his peers on the dangers of substance abuse. Andrew Ganon, who studies dance at the Academy, is an E3 Mentor, a program funded by the Department of Transportation which stands for “Encourage, Empower, Engage.” The program is for teenage youth to lead other peers and bring awareness to the dangers of underage drinking and substance misuse. Self-exploration, leadership development, and character building are the means the program uses to empower Connecticut youth to prevent drug abuse. In a video interview , Ganon spoke of the need to address the problems of substance abuse in his community. He emphasizes the need to educate in order to bring awareness to the issue. “There is so much opportunity for change. People could be so much more successful if they were a little more educated about these things.”

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