PEEPS Promotes Family-Fun

KEARNEY

Feb. 6, 2012

In the Zone

 

[HAMMOND]-  SLU’s Peer Educators Educating Peers at Southeastern (PEEPS), is holding an “In the Zone” event to promote a smoke and alcohol-free environment on Friday, Feb. 17th.  This event will take place at 4:30 p.m. before the Krewe of Omega’s 25th annual Mardi Gras Parade in the front of SLU’s Laboratory School. The parade is set to start at 6:30 p.m.

“In the Zone” is considered a family-friendly zone which means foul language, drinking, and smoking will be prohibited so families may relax and enjoy themselves. Courtney Harrington, a PEEPS advisor said, “A city policeman and a campus policeman will be present to make sure those boundaries are kept to protect the families.”

A current member, Kiara Moore, explained what PEEPS represents: “We participate in community and off-campus events to promote responsible drinking and the prevention of drunk driving. It is an open organization founded by students for enrolled students at SLU who want to protect each other.”  Ms. Harrington made it clear that PEEPS is not an (alcohol) “absence group,” yet an organization that “helps promote the safety of individuals who want to drink responsibly.”

If you are interested in helping out with the “In the Zone” event, you should consider become a member of PEEPS beforehand.  Annette Newton,  a PEEPS advisor commented, “We encourage interested students to come to our weekly meeting inside the Student Union Rm. 229 every Monday at 6 p.m. till 7:30 p.m.”  There is not a deadline to become a member, and there are not any fees or penalties involved in the group. For more information on PEEPS, e-mail Courtney Harrington at Courtney.Harrington@selu.edu.

 

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Sources

Courtney Harrington- Courtney.Harrington@selu.edu

Annette Newton- anewton@selu.edu

Kiara Moore- Kiara.Moore-2@selu.edu

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