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Viewing of Screenagers Under The Influence: Addressing Vaping, Drugs, and Alcohol at the Colonial Theatre

April 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Troy Howard Middle School Teams Up with Belfast’s Colonial Theatre to Host Community Viewing of Screenagers Under The Influence: Addressing Vaping, Drugs, and Alcohol

Please join Belfast’s Troy Howard Middle School, the THMS Parent/Teacher Group, and the Colonial Theatre for a free, adult community screening of the documentary Screenagers Under the Influence: Addressing Vaping, Drugs, & Alcohol in the Digital Age, on Tuesday, April 9 at 6:30p at Belfast’s Colonial Theatre.


Screenagers Under The Influence delves into how the tech revolution has reshaped adolescence and its effects on substance use. It debunks myths and depicts strategies parents, caregivers, and schools can use to encourage healthy decision-making, support teen mental health, set limits, and create healthy home environments. 


Mobilizing funds from a recently-awarded Stronger Connections Grant, and with the help of the THMS’ Parent/Teacher Group (PTG), the school has purchased rights to multiple screenings of Screenagers Under the Influence: Addressing Vaping, Drugs, and Alcohol in the Digital Age. The Maine Department of Education has allocated approximately $4.8 million in federally funded Stronger Connections Grants – designed to enhance initiatives to promote safer, more inclusive, and positive school environments for all students, educators, and school staff – across the state this year. With the generosity of the city’s newly reopened and community-minded Colonial Theatre, every THMS student will attend one of three daytime screenings of the film.


  • What: Screenagers Under the Influence: Addressing Vaping, Drugs, and Alcohol in the Digital Age followed by a panel discussion with local experts and educators

  • When: Tuesday, April 9 at 6:30p (doors open at 5:45p)

  • Where: The Colonial Theatre, Belfast, ME

  • Who: Adults – the Troy Howard Middle School and RSU 71 parent and guardian community, family members, educators, mental health providers, and any interested community members

  • Cost: Free. Concessions on sale.

  • Find more information on the THMS PTG Websitehttps://sites.google.com/hazelfinch.com/thmsptg/screenagers.


About Screenagers Under the Influence: Addressing Vaping, Drugs, and Alcohol in the Digital Age: Exploring the latest research and learning more about the personal experiences of teens and families, the film highlights the changing landscape of the substances themselves, offering solutions for how we can best empower teens as they face decisions about what they will and will not be influenced by. Screenagers Under the Influence focuses on practical solutions for keeping our teens safe in a changing world. It also includes many ways young people are using their wisdom and strength to help each other and themselves through this complicated terrain around substance use. View the trailer here.

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Date:
April 9
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Venue

The Colonial Theatre
163 High Street
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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(207) 338-5087
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