High School Students Remind Mill Avenue Bar Managers
It’s 21 or Too Young
TEMPE – February 19, 2018 – Students from the It Starts With You Club at McClintock High School in Tempe visited seven bars and restaurants along Mill Avenue in February to remind managers it’s 21 or Too Young when it comes to serving alcohol.
The after-school field trip was arranged by the Tempe Coalition, with the help of the Arizona Restaurant Association, the non-profit organization notMYkid, the Tempe Union High School District and the Tempe Police Department.
Managers at the participating locations committed to displaying 21 or Too Young window clings, provided by the Tempe Coalition and delivered by the students, to reinforce their commitment to serving alcohol only to people of legal drinking age.
“We’re grateful for the level of participation the merchants along Mill Avenue are showing,” said Hilary Cummings, program director of Tempe Coalition. “It’s important to keep alcohol out of the hands of teens – and many groups, organizations and public entities are uniting in this effort in Tempe during 2018.”
Prior to visiting the Mill Avenue eateries and pubs, the high school juniors took a tour of Tempe Police Headquarters with Assistant Chief David Humble and met briefly with Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell and Vice Mayor Robin Arredondo-Savage. The Tempe PD provided a police escort for the youth on their trip down Mill Avenue.
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About Tempe Coalition
The Tempe Coalition is comprised of residents and professionals who live and work in the community and strive to collectively advocate for the reduction of alcohol and drug use among Tempe youth. Tempe Community Council (TCC) serves as the fiscal agent of the Tempe Coalition. Tempe Community Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works in partnership with the City of Tempe, community organizations and dedicated individuals to serve as planner, researcher, advocate and resource to advance human services for all Tempe residents.