Homer Students Visit Albany, Discuss Tobacco Control
Last month, Homer Junior High School representatives of Cortland County’s “Reality Check” program visited the state Capitol in Albany, where they met with state lawmakers representing our region.
During meetings, Reality Check youth leaders Olivia H. (age 12), Kaden D. (11), Ellie E. (11) and Ginny P. (11) and their Tobacco Control Program partners from around the state educated lawmakers about their tobacco control work they’ve done with local communities and health care organizations, including that performed in critical areas of need.
In The Well of the Legislative Office Building, youth leaders hosted an interactive, life-sized board game called “Tobacco Trouble” which was set up to highlight recent tobacco control successes and the continued fight against “Big Tobacco,” and which helped identify how the tobacco industry has overfilled the state’s retail outlets with tobacco products.
It represented some very important work, being done by some smart, dedicated students!