SRSLY Dexter FAQ
A dedicated group of diverse community members representing different perspectives and backgrounds that cares deeply about an issue, and works together to achieve their goals.
Please see the volunteer, events, and program information pages for the answer to this question.
It’s a great place to start. SRSLY works on prevention issues with 10-15-year-olds and their parents, hoping to catch kids before they start using. Believe it or not, children as young as 10 years old begin using alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD). And prevention doesn’t end at age 15 – it’s just the beginning. SRSLY wants kids of all ages to make healthier choices, and people of all ages are encouraged to be involved in SRSLY.
Absolutely! Success will be measured on a regular basis using youth and adult survey data, input from the community, and information from the police, county, and other sources. We expect to see significant improvements in several factors related to youth drug use, including:
- Less availability of drugs and alcohol for youth
- Healthier parent attitudes against youth drug and alcohol use
- Stronger youth connections to community, family, and school
No, you are not required to attend every meeting. As a member of SRSLY, you must participate in at least two meetings, events, or projects per year. Many members do more than that, but some pick and choose two or three things a year to help out with. We know you are busy, and not everyone can help out with everything. And we want it to be easy for our members to help out with the time and energy we have. We value all our members, no matter how many meetings they make, or projects they work on. So join SRSY, and help out when you can. Every member makes a difference!
Yes, prevention programs have been tried before, but this is not a program. This is a community coalition, and coalitions have shown to be incredibly successful.