Hello, and welcome to the Sabine Prevention Alliance (SPA) website blog. Each month we will be sharing data driven information about local and national trends related to our target concern which is underage drinking in Sabine Parish. Sabine was selected this year to receive support to develop prevention efforts to keep out children and youth safe, sober and successful.
The Alliance is comprised of a group of concerned citizens, coming from various communities and sectors in our parish such as the school system, health care, law enforcement, business, faith-based and community organizations, parents and youth. We are new, don’t have all the answers but lots of questions and we need your help.
The Mission of the SPA is to plan and implement strategies that prevent and reduce underage drinking and its consequences, targeting children and youth ages 9 to 20 through community and parish-wide prevention efforts. SPA’s Vision is to become a community that empowers children and youth to reach their full potential through education, coordination of resources and support. You have found our website and I invite you to look around.
There are three different blog posts on this site; one for Community Partners, one for Parents and one for Children and Youth. Feel free to join us in a conversation about your concerns, experience, strength and hope for the future as we get to know each other better on-line and in the flesh. Thank for your interest, care and concern for our children and youth. If you would like to take part in this work, contact SPA by email; SPAWagley@gmail.com, go to our Facebook/sabinepreventionalliance , Instagram sabine prevention alliance or call 318-315-0081. James Wagley, SPA Coalition Coordinator 8/7/19