One of the toughest challenges facing our youth today is underage drinking. Louisiana's youth alcohol-related fatality rate is above the national average.
Because of these staggering statistics, LADOJ created an award winning underage drinking prevention campaign called U Drink U Drive U Walk.
The message is simple….if you're under 21 and you're caught drinking and driving, you lose your drivers license for six months.
The main objective of the program is to increase youth awareness about the dangers of underage drinking and driving. Each year members of the Attorney General's staff conduct school regional trainings, and participate in community events. Training students, teachers, parents and community leaders is key. The Attorney General's Office provides U Drink, U Drive, U Walk
awareness materials like T-shirts, key rings, pens, book marks, book covers, stickers and cups in order to help students create action plans and implement the program in their communities.
U Drink U Drive U Walk
is more than an awareness campaign. It is community collaboration.
- Assistance in organizing seminars, awareness fairs, school activities, community-based activities, prom/graduation activities, and much more.
- Booths and displays during school and community activities
- Alcohol prevention referrals
- Group trainings