Washington DC - Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) visited the Flood Middle School in Stratford, Connecticut today to attend a demonstration of the Century Council’s new Ask, Listen, Learn initiative, which strives to teach children about the underage alcohol consumption and encourages them to lead active and healthy lives.
Developed through a partnership of the Century Council and PE4Life, the Ask, Listen, Learn initiative has introduced a new game, similar to the Nintendo Wii video game system, which poses questions to children about the dangers of underage drinking as they progress through the game, actively running and jumping to the next questions.
The Century Council is a national, independent, not-for-profit foundation established by alcohol distillers to fight drunk driving, underage drinking, and promote responsible decision-making. The Council works with law enforcement, public officials, educators, parents, and children to develop programs to educate the nation’s youth about the dangers of alcohol and encouraging healthy lifestyles.
PE4Life is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the physical fitness and health of children across the country by increasing access to quality physical education. This organization works with teachers to change the perception and delivery of physical education, and has trained almost 1,500 educators at 2,300 schools in 35 states, with over 1.7 million children being impacted by this program.
Congresswoman DeLauro said, “The Ask, Listen, Learn program is a great way to encourage kids to say ‘no’ to underage drinking and ‘yes’ to a healthy lifestyle. Our children really are our nation’s greatest resource. Our most important priority should be keeping them safe, and that includes educating them about the dangers of alcohol and the benefits of a healthy, active life.”