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Driven to safety: CTC aims to reduce risk factors for area teens

School's (almost) out for summer, and as kids anticipate an extended vacation, parents need to be mindful of the risk factors summer freedom can bring.

That's the message Norristown Area Communities That Care For Youth (CTC), a coalition dedicated to reducing those risk factors that could lead to adolescent drug use and violence and enhancing protective factors that shield them from such problems wants to get across.

CTC Community Mobilizer Angela Bell said with all the free time kids have during summer months — especially with both parents working, as is often the case — they’re "more susceptible to peer pressure and more likely to make bad choices.

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