Two-Time Gold Medalist Aly Raisman And Her Parents Join Underage Drinking Initiative
Ask, Listen, Learn encourages kids to "say 'YES' to a healthy lifestyle and 'NO' to underage drinking"
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three-time Olympic medalist and U.S. Women's Gymnastics Team Captain Aly Raisman and her parents, Lynn and Rick Raisman, joined The Century Council and its Ask, Listen, Learn: Kids and Alcohol Don't Mix program to encourage parents and kids to have active discussions about the dangers of underage drinking. In addition to promoting an ongoing dialog between parents and kids, the program aims to embolden youth to "say YES to a healthy lifestyle and NO to underage drinking."
The Century Council recognizes the importance of these discussions and understands they are sometimes difficult for parents to have. We've all seen it: the roll of the eyes, a heavy sigh and a "not again Mom!" Like many conversations between young teens and their parents, it is difficult to tell if kids are listening to what their parents have to say. Earlier this year, The Century Council released survey results that showed kids really are listening to their parents when they discuss underage drinking. The partnership with Aly, Lynn and Rick emphasizes the entire family should be involved in these discussions.
Throughout the next year, as an Ask, Listen, Learn superstar Aly will support this national campaign to say no to underage drinking through in-school presentations, national media opportunities, print materials in Scholastic Magazine, social media and online content at www.asklistenlearn.com. Aly will challenge kids on the interactive Ask, Listen, Learn educational game, providing an opportunity for middle school kids to learn about the negative consequences of underage drinking and benefits of making healthy decisions while they exercise.
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