Staci needs no introduction to readers of the Breeze.
MADD would like to introduce Staci Brown; she is the latest member of the Mothers Against Drunk Driving team. Her role is that of a Program Specialist. As a Program Specialist, Staci presents three programs. One is called “The Power of Youth”. This is to speak to youth ages 13-18 on the negative effects of drinking, statistics and effects on the brain. This can be done in any setting where there are a group of youths, such as a school, a youth group, the YMCA or the Boys and Girls Club.
The next presentation is to college students providing the same facts yet geared toward older students. The final presentation is called “The Power of Parents”. This is for parents to learn how to speak to their children about underage drinking.
Studies show that 75% percent of teens are first and foremost influenced by their parents. MADD’s goal is to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking. One component of MADD is assisting victims from the beginning of the crash and through the court process to the conviction. MADD has annual walks to raise money and has a Law Enforcement Recognition luncheon. They are always looking for volunteers and need victims who would like to tell their stories to offenders at their Victim Impact Panels. You can also donate and find more information at MADD.org. To reach Staci to volunteer or to set up presentations, please call 714-838-6199 Ext 6649 or email at [email protected].