Raising youth awareness
The City of Palmdale, in partnership with community stakeholders through the #FightFentanylAV Campaign, is spreading awareness about the fentanyl epidemic plaguing our community. The campaign will provide essential information to prevent the illicit use of fentanyl and overdose deaths, a powerful synthetic opioid legally prescribed for pain that is also made and sold illegally.
Fentanyl Awareness Event
The public is invited to a free Fentanyl Awareness Event on Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Domenic Massari Park, 37716 55th St. East. The event is designed to raise awareness and equip our community with tools to fight fentanyl abuse and save lives. Narcan/hands-only CPR training will be available for those interested in learning these lifesaving skills. The event will also include music, games, activities, resource tables, AV Cruise Nights Car Club car show, and food trucks.
Youth Multimedia Fentanyl Awareness Challenge
Antelope Valley middle and high school students are invited to submit entries in the Youth Multimedia Fentanyl Awareness Challenge in the categories of art, poetry, and video public service announcements to win a scholarship. The submission deadline is Monday, May 1. The winners will be announced on National Fentanyl Awareness Day on Tuesday, May 9, at 6 p.m. at the Palmdale Learning Plaza, 38043 Division St. The event will include guest speakers, music, and information about becoming involved in the ongoing #FightFentanylAV efforts to #StopTeenOverdose.
For details about these events, presentations, and the Youth Multimedia Challenge, please visit www.cityofpalmdaleca.gov/Fentanyl.
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