For more information, please contact:
Amanda McLauchlin – Coalition Manager
Bay Area Alliance Leads the Charge to Address Underage Drinking
Clear Creek ISD Board of Trustees Commit to Not in My Backyard Campaign, an effort to stop underage drinking.
From Left, Back Row: Dr. Greg Smith, CCISD Superintendent and CCISD Trustees Charles Pond, Laura DuPont, Page Rander and Ken Baliker. Front Row, from Left: Dee Scott, Win Weber and Ann Hammond.
The Bay Area Alliance for Youth and Families works to unite and mobilize
the community to create an alcohol and drug-free future for our youth.
As part of their mission to ensure the safety of Bay Area youth, the
Alliance has launched a new campaign called “Not in My Backyard” to
demonstrate our commitment to ending underage drinking in our
community. Local businesses, organizations, churches, or neighborhoods
are encouraged to take a stand and join the Alliance in this campaign.
The CCISD Board of Trustees was the first group to take a stand at the
October Board Meeting on Monday, October 20. Other groups, such as the
City of Nassau Bay City Council have already committed to joining the
“Our community is no different than the nation when it comes to alcohol
and youth,” said Clint deGroot, Alliance President. “It is important
that we, as adults, help our kids make the best decisions possible as we
help them grow into the leaders of tomorrow.” According to the 2012
National Survey on Drug Use and Health, the majority of underage
drinkers (ages 12-20), 62%, report getting their alcohol from adults
such as parents, guardians, other family members or unrelated adults.
“There also tends to be a misconception about the effect that parents
have on their children’s decisions,” said deGroot. Eighty-three percent
of youth report parents are the leading influence in their decision to
not to drink alcohol. (Source: The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol
Responsibility, February 2012) “That means that we do make a
If you, your business, or other organization is interested in
participating, contact the Alliance at 281-284-0370 or