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February 16, 2015
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Dr. J. blogs:

For several years I have volunteered for a local incredible group called Operation Snowball.  Have you heard about it?  

Let me give you a little background about Operation Snowball.  GFRVOS (Greater Fox River Valley Operation Snowball) is a community based alcohol, tobacco and other drug use prevention program for teenagers.  The program focuses on leadership development to empower our youth.  For more information visit www.gfrvos.org

Any teen from any of the Fox Valley High Schools (public or private) are welcome.  13 High Schools participate.  They range geographically from St. Charles to Yorkville.

The teen led program is guided by strong adult directors from our community.  One is a Geneva Police Officer, Sgt. Tim Baker and the other is  Melissa Byrne, Assistant Director of Curriculum for the St. Charles School District.  

The teams meet every week at the Regional Office of Education in Geneva on Thursdays from 7:00 - 9:00 PM.  The meetings are a combination of community outreach, discussion of current teen issues and fun.  

Every spring and fall there is a three-day event at Lorado Taft in Oregon, IL.   The teens stay in dorm style cabins for these three days.  The Campground is absolutely gorgeous.  It is located on the Rock River surrounded by beautiful nature.  You can always count on seeing eagles and wild turkeys.

The three-day event is packed full of motivational speakers, skits performed by the teen leaders, discussion in small groups, dancing, games and fun activities.  

The next event is March 13-15, 2015.  Go to www.gfrvos.org to sign up and be part of the event.  

If you have a teenager, or know of a teenage, this is a must have.  

They will experience the Snowball magic.

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