The Ocean City School District anti-drug committee has unveiled its latest billboard message, which uses the powerful words of basketball star and recovery advocate Chris Herren to reach young people who live and travel in the area.
“It’s okay to share your struggle. It’s okay to ask for help and it’s okay to change” is the message on the billboard on Roosevelt Boulevard in Marmora, just over the 34th Street Bridge from Ocean City.
Whenever Chris Herren speaks to a group of students in this area, the reaction from students, teachers and community members is appropriate in light of the message.
Each month, a concerned party sponsors a new message on the billboard. The sponsor of this month’s message is Sea Isle City, a municipality whose children are served by the Ocean City School District.
For more information about the billboard or the Ocean City School District anti-drug initiative, contact Lauren Sacs, 609-814-8706.
— News release from the Ocean City School District Anti-Drug Committee