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Announcing the Power of You(th) Video Contest Winner
By MADD | February 27, 2013| 23 Comments | Filed in: Underage Drinking

Last Fall, we asked teens across the country to participate in the second annual Power of You(th)® video contest to prove that underage drinking is not cool, and we’re excited to share with you the winning video:

Congratulations to 17-year-old Jason Girouard from Brimfield, MA for creating a great video that shows how teens can influence each other to not drink underage.  Jason’s video was selected from numerous entries submitted by teens across the country, based on its creativity, quality and overall underage drinking prevention message.

The video contest is part of MADD’s Power of You(th) program, sponsored by State Farm®, to empower teens to say no to alcohol and never get in a car with someone who’s been drinking.  The program also includes a teen-focused booklet, called The 411 on Teen Drinking, which provides teens with this information and more, empowering them to make good choices and resist alcohol.  Get the teen booklet now.



Submitted by Dinyce at 09:03 AM on April 23, 2013
Thank you Jason for caring enough about your peers and our future leaders to create a "from-the heart" video. Although it is too late for my son, it is my sincere hope that this will save many other lives. God's Blessings....
Submitted by Anonymous at 06:49 PM on April 2, 2013
really great!
Submitted by Anonymous at 11:29 AM on March 30, 2013
Great job, Jason! Keep it up!
Submitted by SweetiePie at 07:58 AM on March 11, 2013
Great Message! Congratualtions, and hope this is reality for many teens in schools across America!
Submitted by jess at 12:42 PM on March 6, 2013
LOVED IT!!! straight to the point...superb presentation!!! Congrats
Submitted by Ellie D. at 11:35 AM on March 4, 2013
Great video!! Good job!
Submitted by shindoa at 08:19 PM on March 3, 2013
Hope this will save more lives!
Submitted by tigresse55 at 10:00 PM on March 1, 2013
I am so happy that I saw this video. I have 12 grand children ages 12-17 that I will forward this to.
Submitted by Anonymous at 11:24 AM on February 28, 2013
Great job!
Submitted by Anonymous at 10:29 AM on February 28, 2013
Submitted by Redman at 10:02 AM on February 28, 2013
That was very good.however,though.gun's are now playing a role in the teen drinking also,and the two of em makes for a bad mix.
Submitted by Coach Chris at 07:40 PM on February 27, 2013
This is superb. Thank you Jason for creating a video that makes such a clear cut statement/impact with proactive alternative choices. You empower peers by giving them a way to reapond to peer pressure. It is not just about saying no, you need the tools to assist you. Congratulations. I have four college age kids with a grandson on the way, I am so happy you made this for all of our kids!! Coach Chris from Indianapoli
Submitted by Sasha at 06:51 PM on February 27, 2013
So heartwarming to watch this video. Gives hope for the teens of today
Submitted by NAB at 05:28 PM on February 27, 2013
Jason, what a great job and wonderful message. Congratulations on winning the contest. I'm forwarding your video to my granddaughter. Thanks!
Submitted by Anonymous at 04:40 PM on February 27, 2013
Great video.
Submitted by bucles from gonzales ca at 04:35 PM on February 27, 2013
espero que los adultos no le sigan comprando alcohol alos menores de edad y que la slicorerias que les vendan y como tambien bares o clubes nocturnos las autoridades les tengan o tolerancia y que vallan a parar a las carceles estatales gracias tengan buen dia
Submitted by Judy at 04:12 PM on February 27, 2013
Loved it! We need more kids like that, but most who want to show off will not go along with him.
Submitted by a&w at 03:13 PM on February 27, 2013
How neat that he was able to get all those youth to participate in the video. Good job spreading the word Jason and great video!
Submitted by Spud at 12:09 PM on February 27, 2013
Great Video! I hope everyone will get to see it!
Submitted by Russ at 11:31 AM on February 27, 2013
Bravo! Jason. It's people like you that can make a positive change for many people, now and in the future. Keep up the great work. Watch out George Lucas..

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