October was a great month for underage drinking prevention programs.  Our program specialist Ashley Merrick had many opportunities to travel the state and empower young people to be alcohol free under 21.  Ashley started the month speaking at the South Carolina HOSA Fall Leadership Conference at Newberry College and ended the month with a week of presentations and activities for Red Ribbon Week at various middle and high schools in the state.  The pictures below show Ashley engaging students and empowering them.  If you want Ashley to come to your area and speak to students you can email her at Ashley.merrick@madd.org or call at 803.748.7333×5254.