September’s enewsletter discusses substance abuse prevention in athletics, the Gordie Center’s new GORDIEstore product (student-athlete GORDIEcheck BAC cards), and tailgate safety.
October’s enewsletter highlights Halloween safety and provides tips for safe Halloween campaigns, recapps National GORDIEday during National Hazing Prevention Week, and shares an NCAA resource on preventing hazing in college athletics.
August’s enewsletter focuses on the start of a new school year, provides tips for parents on talking to their kids about alcohol, and gives ideas for a successful National Hazing Prevention Week campaign.
July’s enewsletter remembers Gordie’s father, Lynn Gordon Bailey, highlights a new GORDIEstore product (the GORDIEcling), and discusses 4th of July safety.
June’s enewsletter is all about bystander intervention—the Step UP! Bystander Intervention Program!
Middle Schoolers Exposed to Alcohol Ads Every Day: Researchers say billboards, signs and TV ads may encourage under-age drinking
Kids are exposed to alcohol long before college, and need guidance on alcohol safety probably younger than most people would expect--this article details a study about middle school-aged kids daily exposure to alcohol advertisements.
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Launches #GotYourBack Campaign to Raise Awareness About Binge Drinking, Empower Teens To Help A Friend in Trouble
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids just launched a campaign we at the Gordie Center can totally get behind: a #GotYourBack campaign to raise awareness about binge drinking and empower teens to help a friend in trouble!
The campaign encourages communication about the dangers of underage and binge drinking, as well as illicit drug use, during prom and graduation season.
Cornell University's student non-profit, Cayuga's Watchers, trains and places paid students at events that could require bystander interventions.
Drawing on her experience at Texas Tech University, graduate student Sarah Nerad builds a Collegiate Recovery Program at Ohio State University from the ground up – and shows other universities why investing in these students is smart business.
Teen Say, an organization that aims to create a dialogue between high school and college students, created this video highlighting a program in Fairfax County, VA, where HAZE (a Gordie product) was screened and discussed by a panel of experts.
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have discovered a brain circuit that could have a large impact on combating dangerous drinking behaviors.
Interesting research examining which laws against underage drinking have been most effective at saving lives.
Graduation and Planning Ahead
For you parents out there on the college tour with your kids--make sure you talk to them about responsibility with their impending new freedoms, especially with alcohol. This article by a police chief provides a great perspective.
This article out of the University of Alabama at Birmingham has an interesting infographic on binge drinking that can lead to alcohol overdose.
"Formal Fun!" Topics in the April newsletter include spring formals, National Gordie Day, and Giving to Hoos Day
You should never feel peer pressured to do something you don't want to do, and likewise, you should never force yourself to do something in hopes that it will make you more popular.
March’s enewsletter focuses on Spring Break safety, with tips on how to create a fun spring break safety campaign.
Gordie Bailey was born 30 years ago today, February 22nd, and on his birthday we celebrate the lasting impact his life has had on all of us.