'Talk it Up, Lock it Up' aims to curb youth drinking
by Staff Reports
Members of the Watauga High
School Agents of Change club stand with Boone Mayor Loretta Clawson, who has designed April 30 as
Talk it Up, Lock it Up Day to discourage underage drinking.
From left, Jenny Schlenker, Caleb Vance, Maribeth Pierce, Clawson, Olivia
Moffett, Miranda Wright, Lillie Smith and Cheyenne Earp are among the supporters of the event.
Talk it Up, Lock it Up is a community
strategy to change the physical environment that surrounds the child in his or her home.
One of the most common sources of alcohol for teens is taking it from their home or someone else's home. The campaign aims to address this fact and help prevent the accessibility of alcohol to youth. The designation encourages parents to talk about the dangers of alcohol use with young people and then to secure and monitor alcohol in their homes.