Staker Parson Rallies with Community to Remind Teens that Most Don’t

August 2, 2010

TOOELE, Utah–Parents, teens, teachers and other community members gathered at the Veteran’s Memorial park on June 22, 2010 to kick off the second year of the program, a unique drug awareness campaign that is designed to target teens and preteens and change the perception that everyone’s doing it.

Local ready-mixed concrete, asphalt and construction materials supply company, Staker Parson, announced that six of their concrete mixer trucks have been wrapped with messages to promote Scott Parson, CEO of Staker Parson Companies, spoke at the event and reminded those in attendance that alcohol affects the teen brain much differently than it affects the adult brain, and a teen who begins drinking before the age of 15 has a 40% chance of becoming alcohol dependent.

At Staker Parson, we manufacture quality products used in projects to build a strong foundation. Through our partnership with Most Don’t, we can strengthen the foundation of support to raise awareness about the problem of underage drinking, Parson said. We believe that we can work together as a community to set concrete rules that will keep our kids alcohol free. Remember, teens and alcohol don’t mix.

Amy Bate, program director and coordinator, reports that the program has already had a positive impact in the community. We are changing minds and changing norms, Bate said. is the only program of its kind in Utah and it works. 7 out of 10 teens in Tooele County don’t drink and we’re expecting that statistic to improve.