Underage partying and drinking happens everywhere in the United States, but it's been recognized as a crisis in Marin County, where teens tend to have more resources at their disposal because of our demographics. Too often we're hearing about teen DUI crashes and alcohol-related deaths of minors.
The Novato Youth Council, which happens to be comprised of five girls at the moment — boys invited! — addressed concerns through a photo exhibit and public forum Thursday night at Novato City Hall. There have been public forums and seminars about the subject, but not to the scale that warranted the use of City Hall and attracted several members of the Novato City Council.
Check out these photos and videos to learn more. The Marin Independent Journal covered this event as well. There is a lot more information on the websites for Healthy Novato and the Novato Blue Ribbon Coalition.