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Article posted: 3/16/2013 11:27 AM

U-46 students invited to one-day Operation Snowflake program

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All Elgin Area School District U-46 middle school students and parents are invited to attend Operation Snowflake, an interactive program geared toward promoting healthy living, building leadership skills, and providing substance abuse prevention education.

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Attendees will hear from speakers, participate in workshops and small group activities, and learn firsthand valuable skills that promote personal and interpersonal growth from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Larsen Middle School in Elgin.

Parents are encouraged to attend specific sessions designed to build on communication skills and promote family interaction.

To participate in Operation Snowflake, a $10 fee is required in advance with a completed registration form. The fee, in its entirety, is reimbursed at the conclusion of the program. Lunch, snacks, educational materials and a T-shirt are provided.

To register, visit www.renzcenter.org, print and complete the Operation Snowflake registration form and mail it to Elgin Gang and Drug Task Force Coordinator Ricardo Gasca at One American Way, Elgin, IL 60120, or call (847) 742-3545, ext. 264.

Operation Snowflake is sponsored by the Elgin Gang and Drug Task Force Coalition. The coalition is made up of community representatives working together to reduce/eliminate youth substance abuse and gang activity, and to ensure a safe and healthy community through the facilitation of an effective and strategic integration of resources, the building of strong relationships, the fostering of open communication, and continuous education.

To find out more about the Elgin Gang and Drug Task Force Coalition, call (847) 742-3545, ext. 264, or visit www.renzcenter.org.

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