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Join the Cobb Alcohol Taskforce Youth Council!

MARIETTA, GA -- Wanted: One hundred middle and high school students who are passionate about ending the destructive act of teenage binge drinking.

The Cobb Alcohol Taskforce Youth Council is a movement, a youth-led movement. Never before has an issue required the guts and spirit of youth to move it forward; to shake the cages of communities everywhere; to make changes, rattle adults out of complacency, and rub the sleep out of politicians' eyes so they wake up to the problem of underage binge drinking, which affects thousands of young people every day.

The Take It Back Movement is about youth power, influence and brains -- multiplied! It's about imagining a better future, telling the truth, refusing censorship, staying on the edge, creating action and generating results. It's about Cobb County youth coming together to make a difference in underage binge drinking.

Who: Middle or high school students who represent an existing school and/or community youth group located in Cobb County

What: The ideal applicant must be personally motivated to reduce underage binge drinking, demonstrate interest and willingness to share and learn specific skills, and be willing to serve as a member of the youth council for a minimum of two years

How: Complete the online application at www.cobbat.org/youth_council; the application deadline is Monday, Oct. 4

The first action of the council is to attend the Youth Council Summit on Saturday, Oct. 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Benefits of joining the youth council include leadership skills, community service hours, opportunities to attend state and national conferences, and media exposure.

The Cobb Alcohol Taskforce is an alliance of individuals and organizations which mobilize and challenge Cobb County adults to reduce underage binge drinking by advancing strategic enforcement, policy and education goals. To learn more, visit www.cobbat.org or call 770-861-5758.