Saturday, April 11, 2015

McCann School of Business to Host Live Once Tour for High School Students

McCann School of Business & Technology Pottsville Campus will be hosting its 1st Live Once Tour on Monday, April 13th from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. The purpose of the event is to encourage high school juniors and seniors to refrain from making destructive decisions. Nearly 200 students will be attending including Blue Mountain, Mahanoy Area, North Schuylkill, Pine Grove, Pottsville, and Schuylkill Haven.

“We have hosted this event at our Wilkes-Barre Campus the past three years and have had much success with lots of positive feedback from the students. They have commented that it really has made them think about texting and driving, and that the event changed their outlook. Teens think they are invincible. This event is meant to open their eyes to realize how their actions can affect their tomorrow, “states Lori Kane, High School & Community Relations Coordinator.

Confirmed stopping stations to date for the day include:
  • Texting simulators sponsored by Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • District Attorney Christine Holman, on heroin and the new bill “Good Samaritan” provision
  • Attorney Lori Schafer Guzick, who lost her nephew to a distracted driver
  • Distracted driving info from Carol Alonge from the North Central Highway Safety Network
  • Slideshow on how drugs affect your appearance 
  • Schuylkill County Drug & Alcohol will conduct impairment activities
  • Pottsville Police Dept. featuring crime enforcement related to underage drinking, drugs, etc.
  • Pennsylvania State Police K9 dog demonstration
  • Mock Accident Reconstruction conducted by McCann Criminal Justice Instructors
  • Schuylkill County DUI Coordinator, Kyla Snyder on consequences surrounding a DUI arrest
  • WBRE to promote a positive message with the No Text Pledge
  • DUI Victims Moving Memorial Wall

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