Bradenton, Florida -- The Manatee County Substance Abuse Coalition's new monthly newsletter, the MCSAC Messenger, issued its first installment this month, July 2011. The following story was included in the inaugural addition, highlighting a teen volunteer who deserves recognition:
Katty Pierre-Charles, daughter of Enock and Marie Pierre-Charles, will be a Junior at Manatee High School in the Fall. As a Sophomore, Katty attended the national CADCA Youth Leadership conference and participated in the EUDL Florida Engaging Youth Initiative training. Katty is an active member in the MCSAC Youth Leadership Academy and is a member of the academy Executive Committee.
Participating in multiple radio talk shows on the topic of underage drinking, she has developed the ability to share data, talk on the topic of underage drinking and address questions and comments from the public. A portion of the radio shows in which she participated were broadcast to the Haitian community in English and Creole.