Create a Pledge to Prevent
There are many different communication styles and approaches to talking about alcohol use. Research shows a family pledge is a permanent reminder of your commitment to keep talking about underage drinking and to work together through difficult situations.
4 Steps to a Pledge
Pick a Date
A pledge not to take part in underage drinking should never be taken lightly. It is important for families to set aside time and talk about the ideas in the pledge as well as create & sign an actual contract between teens and parents for continued guidelines & reference.
There are many resources available to help families develop a pledge that is right for them and their teens. If you do not know where to start, our Underage Drinking Pledge Resources can help you get started with printable and electronic resources.
Keep the Conversation Going
Signing a contract will not be enough to keep your teens protected from underage drinking. The pledge needs to become a permanent reminder and part of your discussion. Prominently and proudly DISPLAY YOUR PLEDGE as a way to remind the entire family of these promises.
Share Your Experiences
We want you to share your family’s experiences with us and the community. Post a picture, provide commentary, or share a resource with us via social media or by e-mailing The Power of 6 Campaign & the Parents Action Committee of Everett.