Washington, D.C., May 18 – WRAP’s popular in-school Alcohol Awareness for Students program has moved online during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The multi-media outreach effort using an interactive PowerPoint presentation, video and Fatal Vision® goggles to educate teenagers and young adults about the dangers and consequences of underage drinking and impaired driving as well as the importance of making safe, healthy decisions is now available, in both original and Driver Education editions, via WRAP’s YouTube channel at: www.youtube.com/user/WRAPSoberride/videos. The 16-minute videos are narrated by WTOP News’ Andrea Cambron.
Through the use of this online platform, WRAP provides an innovative, educational program which stimulates discussion and raises awareness of the consequences of underage drinking and impaired driving. WRAP’s Alcohol Awareness for Students program — which annually reaches as many as over 9,000 Greater Washington area high school students – additionally associates stereotypical student decisions with alcohol-induced risky behaviors.
WRAP’s online version of this key youth outreach program is being marketed to not only currently homebound Greater Washington area high school students but so too to area teachers, parents and parent groups alike.
Founded in 1982, the nonprofit [501(c)(3)] Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) is a coalition of diverse interests using effective education, innovative programs and targeted advocacy to end alcohol-impaired driving and underage drinking in the Washington, DC metro area. Through public education, innovative health education programs and advocacy, WRAP is credited with keeping the metro-Washington area’s alcohol-related traffic deaths historically lower than the national average.
More information about WRAP’s SoberRide® initiative can be found at www.SoberRide.com.