A local man who is passionate about educating young people about the perils of drugs and alcohol, is turning to adults in his latest crusade to reduce drug and alcohol abuse in the Western Bay.
Pat Buckley, founder of the Amped4Life charitable trust, has organised a seminar that will help educate parents on substance abuse and the choices facing their teenage children.
The parents evening has been organised by Mr Buckley with Papamoa College Parents and Friends and the Papamoa police, and will be held at Papamoa College on September 19.
Amped4Life was formed in 2002, to help bring insight and understanding to teens about the dangers of substance abuse and the importance of making good choices.
Mr Buckley is passionate about his work and speaks from the heart and a lifetime of experience.
This year he has spoken to more than 15,000 people and uses his personal examples to show the consequences of bad decisions on individuals and the people around them.
Angela Hayden from Papamoa College Parents and Friends said Mr Buckley empowered individuals to take ownership of their choices and mistakes, to learn from them and to grow through them.
All members of the public are welcome to attend the parents evening.
When: September 19
Where: Papamoa College Theatre, 151 Doncaster Dr, Papamoa
Tickets: Can be purchased from the college reception.
For more information: Visit www.papamoacollege.school.nz