November 24, 2014: Laura (Racz) Bryer, representative of Recovery by Meridian, spoke to the Rotary Club of Austintown regarding the P.A.N.D.A. program that works with area teenagers on current issues such as violence, drugs, alcohol, bullying, addiction, abuse, and crime.
This program is an expansion of the initial PANDA mission to Prevent And Neutralize Drug Abuse since its inception about 30 years ago, but now expanded in more modern and updated concerns.
Bryer works with 22 area schools, including the Austintown schools, in a district web of cooperation and non-judgmental discussions to help teens to make relevant programs which they can share with their peers.
Pictured is Rotary President Vince Colaluca presenting a plaque and book to Laura Bryer, which will be placed in her honor in Austintown Elementary Library.