We have changed our name from the NEW TRADITION COALITION to DRAW THE LINE LAWRENCE so it better fits our purpose and mission. We call on all community members to come together and DRAW THE LINE on underage drinking and drug use for a healthier and safer place to live.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Summer is upon us. Our college age children are moving back home. They are used to staying up all night, going to parties and calling their own shots. Our younger kids are out of school. Parents at work and teens at home is precarious at best. We worry about them having time on their hands and temptations to drink, do drugs and engage in the risky behaviors that follow. What are parents going to do to help our Lawrence youth stay busy, healthy and drug and alcohol free? Please leave your helpful comments below.


Anonymous said...

Jobs are hard to come by but work is not. Check the paper for volunteer opportunities. Service to others is a better high than anything.

Anonymous said...

Have a parent meeting. You can discuss everyone's rules and curfews. You can also share possible entertainment resources and ideas for kids like- boats, food, fun dinners, food, bands, World's of Fun tickets, fishing holes (supervised), concert tickets, local bands, mud volleyball, friendly competitions, an amazing race with prizes held in town,... Parents can help teens with ideas but, kids have to instigate the activity.