The Power of Choice: DRINKING and DRIVING
-For grades 9-12
-Featuring Michael Pritchard
-Video with Printable Teacher’s Guide
-Available on DVD or Online Digital Video Streaming
Comedian/youth counselor Michael Pritchard visits with teenagers in Los Angeles, Nashville, and Madison to discuss how to stay out of (or get out of) drinking/driving predicaments and still be cool.
- To build young people’s awareness of the issue of drinking & driving.
- To help them to see themselves as having the power to prevent drunk driving.
- To encourage them to anticipate when a drinking/driving situation may arise and plan alternatives.
- To show them that driving drunk, or going along with others who do, is always a matter of choice. And that they always have the power to make that choice for themselves.
In this program, comedian/teen counselor Michael Pritchard visits with teenagers in Los Angeles, Nashville, and Madison to talk about how to stay out of (or get out of) drinking/driving predicaments and still be cool. As one boy so honestly put it, “It’s hard for guys like me who aren’t very popular. Friendships I have with guys who brag about dope, drinking, and wild parties are important. A lot of times you just go along with it and tell yourself next time you won’t do it. But then you go along with them anyway.”
Approximate runtime: 28 min.
ABOUT THE VIDEO SERIES:
Used as a springboard for group discussion, The Power of Choice series is highly effective at triggering teenagers to talk openly about their personal thoughts, feelings, and experiences, and to look critically at how they make choices. Each program comes with a printable teaching guide filled with discussion questions, group activities, and writing assignments.
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