Are you a teenager or a parent of a teenager? Come to Forward/U. to discover what it’s like to be a teenager in today’s world and become empowered to make informed decisions about the challenges faced daily.

On April 28, Forward/U. brings an interactive choice-coaching program for teens and parents to Community College of Beaver County from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Forward/U. features hands-on activities that help teens make better choices about drugs, alcohol and other destructive behaviors while showing parents the daily life of teenagers.


The day’s events include:


Teen Life Exposed – A competitive, teen-only scavenger hunt aimed to get teens to share, in a non-confrontational and comfortable way, some of the pressures, conflicts, and struggles they experience on a day-to-day basis.

Teen Bedroom - This segment is back by popular demand! Teen Bedroom is a chance for parents to explore a mock teen bedroom and try to find and identify different kinds of drugs and drug paraphernalia.

CyberSense – A parent-only segment, which will address much needed information regarding the safety of your teen with their electronic and social networking devices.

Guest Speakers - Community leaders and educators will speak on a variety of imperative subjects that are needed for both being a teen and raising a teen in today’s world. A local speaker with clinical expertise in counseling families and youth will be addressing the audience on improving communication between teens and their parents.

Community and Supporter tables: Community organizations and businesses will sponsor refreshments and display information about local health and wellness services, alcohol-free activities, and community events.

Prizes & Giveaways - All registered teens receive a /U. drawstring bag, or receive t-shirts if returning teens bring their Forward/U. 2012 drawstring bag with them. The first 20 registered teens will receive iTunes gift cards at the event. Event-day drawings include an iPod Touch and other great prizes.


The event takes place in the College’s Learning Resources Center, conference room 103. Registration is required and can be completed online at  For more information about Forward/U., visit