MADD Florida Executive Director, David Pinsker, arranged for MADD to appear on Lifetime TV's morning show, The Balancing Act. MADD’s Power of Parents® program was center stage. The show will air in April (we will keep you posted with more information).
and Ken Griffith, President of National Assoc. of Secondary School Principals
Dave has only been Executive Director for a few months, but has already proven to be a powerful advocate, jumping in “on all four” with all his energy and skills to support MADD’s mission. We are so pleased he is with us.
The other powerful people with whom Dorene Ocamb, the National Marketing Director, and I met are the MADD Broward County staff members. These women exude a passionate concern for supporting victims and a passionate dedication to saving lives.
April 21st is PowerTalk21® day—the national day for parents to talk with their teens about the dangers of underage drinking. However, we don’t want that to be the only time to have the discussion. The power comes from positive, frequent discussions with our children, sharing expectations and consequences, because we love them and want them to always be safe.
Three out of four teens say that their parents are the number one influence about alcohol use. We not only have the responsibility to have these discussions with our children, we have the power to influence their decisions.