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.

Friday, October 29, 2010


Check out the Center for Disease Control and Prevention survey of our nation's youth.

What is the relationship between alcohol and other drug use and academic achievement?
Data presented below from the 2009 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) show a negative association between alcohol and other drug use and academic achievement after controlling for sex, race/ethnicity, and grade level. This means that students with higher grades are less likely to engage in alcohol and other drug use behaviors than their classmates with lower grades, and students who do not engage in alcohol and other drug use behaviors receive higher grades than their classmates who do engage in alcohol and other drug use behaviors.

Not surprising to adults but, something to share with Lawrence Youth who may not see the correlation.



October 27, 2010
Apolo Ohno book tour hits the east coast!
The Century Council is working together with Apolo Anton Ohno as he brings his book tour to the East Coast! His book, Zero Regrets, outlines his journey from growing up in Seattle, WA to becoming the most decorated U.S. Winter Olympian in history. In the book, he discusses the choices he faced during his journey.

"The decisions I made as a young teen heavily influenced where I am today. In fact, many of the decisions I've made off-the-ice have contributed most to my success."

This may be the perfect gift for your young teenager!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Ever heard of Well Commons?
It is a web site community working to improve health in Douglas County, KS. The New Tradition Coalition is linked up to this site and we support its cause.