Teen Safety and Education Week kicks off Monday

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - Spring break kicks off after school on Friday for many local school districts, and with the better weather, more youngsters will be enjoying the outdoors.

That's why the Youth Bureau, Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente and Oneida County Stop DWI are teaming up.

Teen Safety and Education Week kicks off Monday. An education program and baseball classic aim to make youth aware of the consequences of making destructive decisions. The timing coincides with events happening in spring, but safety is year-round, officials say.

"This is something we do 365 days a year," said Picente. "It's not just this time of year we come out. It is this time of year that it gets a little more highlighted because of the time of year that it is -- the events that take place, the weather breaks, graduation time is not far away, proms."

The week ends with the Stop DWI Baseball Classic, which is set for April 25 and 26 at Murane Field.

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