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BCPS 5th Annual Above the Influence March Expected to Draw Thousands

Friday, December 08, 2017
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Broward County Public Schools Students and Staff, School Board Members, Superintendent Robert W. Runcie, Kathleen Cannon, CEO, United Way of Broward County and Mayor Wayne M. Messam, City of Miramar

5th Annual Above the Influence March - March for a Healthy Future
The Above the Influence March is supported by the United Way of Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse, City of Miramar, Florida Health Broward County, Sheriff's Foundation of Broward County, Florida Department of Juvenile Justice and Children's Services Council of Broward County.

Saturday, December 9, 2017, 9 a.m.

City of Miramar Memorial Park and Amphitheater 
16801 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL 33017

The Above the Influence March helps bolster students' confidence in standing up to negative pressures and influences, including drugs and alcohol, bullying and fighting, discrimination or other destructive behaviors and attitudes. In focusing on the positive influences in their lives, students celebrate their choice to live "Above the Influence." Following the march, there will be a special battle of the bands and youth performances. 
“Committed to educating all students to reach their highest potential.”

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest school district in the nation and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has more than 271,500 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 234 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 93 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population, with students representing 204 different countries and 191 different languages. To learn more, visit browardschools.com. Follow BCPS on Twitter @browardschools and Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools, and download the free BCPS mobile app.
About United Way of Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse
United Way of Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse (UWBCCSA) is a broad based substance use/abuse coalition dedicated to reducing substance use/abuse and all its devastating consequences on individuals, families, and communities. Today, its primary role is to serve as a coalition-building organization that brokers partnerships between federal, state and local agencies to foster, develop, and enhance integrated drug-free efforts throughout Broward County, while searching for innovative and effective ways to address the issue of substance use/abuse. Substance abuse prevention is one of United Way of Broward County’s six impact areas focused on the solutions to close gaps in services and create a better life for all. More information can be found at http://www.drugfreebroward.org.