Safe Spring Break
" I hope that they realize, its not just their life,"
Santa Fe student Jeremy Redford is talking about the decisions students could be making in the near future. Redford said,
"It's the other people on the streets life, its your friends who are sitting in the back of the car's life."
Both Santa Fe College and the University of Florida have spring break next week and the schools are preaching safety.
This afternoon at Santa Fe the school hosted a "Safe Spring Break" event to educate students on the dangers of alcohol and driving impaired.
"Their safety is a huge issue for us, whether on campus or off campus, we have this in place today to promote education and awareness on impaired driving and the dangers of alcohol abuse."
Said Lara Zwilling of the Counseling Center at Santa Fe. She says they are concentrating on a specific safety tip this year.
"We've been focusing on the buddy system, they're pledging that they will be safe, and keep their friends safe, we really kind of pump the friends part."
Zwilling and Redford understand that not every student will take their message seriously at first, but they hope it sticks with them next week. Redford said,
"I really think that when they are out there drinking, I really hope that this is in the back of their heads. Hopefully this will be that little angel on their shoulder telling them, make the right decision."
Redford hopes his message makes an impact on his peers in a positive way. He said,
"Make sure to be safe, make sure you are keeping your friends safe. Don't play I'm not my brothers keeper, you are your brothers keeper, those are your friends, those are your loved ones. The decisions you make don't just effect you, but everyone else around you."
Zwelling really sums it up to something simple. She said,
"Be safe next week and we will be waiting for you to come back to class."
Decisions that will hopefully lead to a safe and fun spring break.
Mike Gismondi, TV20 news.
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