Now in its third year, We Check for 21 was developed to heighten the awareness of underage drinking and effect system change in the community. This program reaches out to youth, parents, key community and school leaders, policy makers, and local businesses. Local liquor serving and selling establishments were asked for their pledge to assist in reducing underage drinking. The goal is to decrease the number of young people under 21 years of age who are using and abusing alcohol. Vendors have signed pledges to heighten the awareness of underage drinking. The vendors are given literature and other materials to distribute and display in their establishment.
Participating We Check for 21 Vendors
We Check for 21, Too is the parent component of this project. Parents are asked to sign pledges agreeing not to serve alcohol to anyone under the age of 21.
Thousands of area parents have already signed our pledge and it is gratifying to know that there are so many responsible adults watching out for our young people. With so many challenges facing our youth, there is a delicate balance between teaching about risk and encouraging them to explore the world around them. NCADD and the Coalition for Healthy Communities are dedicated to providing resources for the community to help with those challenges.
We would like to invite all of our friends and partners to print out and distribute the We Check for 21, Too pledge agreeing not to serve alcohol to anyone under age 21. Spanish version of the We Check for 21, Too pledge is also available.
Please mail completed petitions to: Linda Surks, NCADD of Middlesex County, Inc., 152 Tices Lane, East Brunswick, NJ 08816 or fax them to 732-254-4224.