Huron County Project Leadership's 2006-07 class has set out on an admirable goal to bridge the gap between parents and students when it comes to alcohol, drugs and sex.
The class will talk to parents about the perceptions they have about their seventh through 10th grade students' use of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, sex and the Internet. The class will then compare parents' responses with those of students.
Breaking down barriers and sparking an open dialogue with teens about such sensitive subjects is a challenge, but one that we applaud Project Leadership for undertaking. Highlighting the truth to parents and removing the "it couldn't be my child" blinders from some people's eyes is a benefit to both adults and (though they might not realize it now) teens.
The survey results will be shared through presentations across the county this spring, along with appropriate literature. We encourage Huron County parents and teens to fill out surveys truthfully by contacting Phil Charville at (419) 499-2267.
A copy of the Project Leadership survey appears in today's paper on page A-3.