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National Drug and Substance Prevention Specialist and Youth Speaker Ray Lozano to Hold Program in Davenport Sponsored by the Elks

National Drug and Substance Prevention Specialist and Youth Speaker Ray Lozano to Hold Program in Davenport Sponsored by the Elks

As a precursor to Red Ribbon week, Mr. Ray Lozano, National Drug and Substance Prevention Specialist and Youth Speaker, will be presenting a free program on Monday, October 17, from 5:30-6:30 pm at the One Eighty Community Center. The Center (formerly St. Joseph’s Catholic Church) is located at 601 Marquette Street in Davenport, Ia. Everyone–educators, parents, youth, etc.–is welcome to attend. Prior to his evening event, Lozano will be speaking to students at three area high schools–Assumption, North Scott and DeWitt.

Lozano has educated and entertained thousands of students in hundreds of schools on drug awareness and prevention, both nationally and internationally since 1986. In addition, he has taught parents positive conversation starters and tools on how to talk to children about drugs. He has a talent and gift for conveying what could be construed as boring drug and alcohol prevention information in such a fun and humorous way that his audiences come away informed and entertained. His varied experience professionally has equipped him to become the unique speaker that he is today.

The Davenport Elks Lodge #298 was instrumental in bringing Mr. Lozano to the area. According to Elks Exalted Ruler John Zamora, “We are excited for the opportunity to host Mr. Lozano. Many people don’t know that the Elks National Drug Awareness Program is the largest volunteer drug awareness program in the United States. The Elks have developed an effective, community-based drug-prevention program by partnering with federal agencies, including the Drug Enforcement Agency, Office of National Drug Control Policy, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. These partnerships ensure our Elks Drug Awareness Program addresses the leading drug abuse issues facing communities today as they have been since 1982.”

Zamora continues, “Mr. Lozano has a powerful message and a unique way of presenting it. We hope people will take advantage of this free educational program and join us at the One Eighty Community Center. Questions? Please contact Lois Kundel at (563) 370-0086.” 


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