Metuchen Project Graduation to hold substance abuse awareness program

Metuchen High School’s Project Graduation and the Metuchen Municipal Alliance will co-sponsor Hidden in Plain Sight, an interactive substance abuse awareness and prevention program, on April 10 at the high school, 400 Grove Ave.

The evening will begin with a light dinner and Teen Development Networking with local agencies at 6:30 p.m., followed by the formal presentation from 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Led by Special Agent Timothy P. McMahon, Hidden in Plain Sight displays a typical teenage bedroom to the audience and encourages attendees to browse through it to see how and where teens might hide drugs or paraphernalia. The message of the program is that substance abuse affects everyone, and it’s imperative to be prepared. The presentation will provide the tools so one can intervene early and act.

The program is open to everyone over 21 – adults, parents, caregivers, teachers, coaches, and those who work with youth. Representatives from local agencies will be on hand to share information and their expertise on child/teen development, anxiety and other pertinent issues.

For more information, contact Judi Cheung at 732-321-8744, ext. 5028 or jcheung@metboe.k12.nj.us.