GALLIPOLIS — Gallia County Sheriff Joseph Browning announced Thursday introduction and support of a high school leadership and drug abuse prevention program in Gallia County.
Health Recovery Services Inc. has recently instituted a program at Gallia Academy High School called “Teen Institute.” The program is youth-led and promotes leadership, living healthy lifestyles, as well as the prevention of drug, alcohol and tobacco usage. School Resource Deputy Chad Wallace, of the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office, will be acting as adviser to the program. Student meetings will be conducted after school.
A kickoff was conducted during school lunches on Wednesday. Disc jockey and program supervisor “Rockin’ Reggie Robinson” played music and spoke about the program. Catherine Glass was also on hand to answer any questions as she will be H.R.S.’s Gallipolis representative. Browning states that although this is a new program, Wallace has worked in conjunction with H.R.S. over the past several years during his assignment as a school resource officer.
For information about the program, contact Wallace or visit www.hrs.org.