New Data on Orange County Youth Sexual Identity and Risk Behavior Being Released at Town Hall Meeting Today

Posted on: May 19th, 2014
WHO:
The Zebra Coalition, Orange County Public Schools, Orange County Drug-Free Coalition, Orlando Police Department
 
WHAT:
Town Hall Meeting — Our Community, Our Youth, Our Future
 
WHEN:
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 19
WHERE:
Winter Park Plaza at Rollins College, 330 W. Fairbanks Avenue, Winter Park, FL  32789
Limited parking is available in the Winter Park Plaza parking lot. Additional parking is available at the Sun Trust Garage off of Lyman Avenue.
 
WHY:
For the first time, a panel of community representatives will release new data from Orange County Public Schools on the high use rates of substances among lesbian, gay and bisexual youth and discuss how we as a community can make changes to prevent it.
 
The Youth Risk Behavior Survey was completed by 1,658 students at 19 public high schools in Orange County, Florida during the spring of 2013. The school response rate was 100 percent, the student response rate was 87 percent and the overall response rate was 87 percent. The results are representative of all students in grades 9 to 12 in Orange County.
 
The Zebra Coalition is the only organization in Central Florida that provides a full continuum of services to LGBT+ youth, ages 13 to 24. It is a unique network of Central Florida social service providers, government agencies, schools, and colleges and universities.
 
Support for the Zebra Coalition’s youth substance use prevention programming is funded through the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s Drug-Free Communities Support Program grant.
 
For more information, please visit http://www.zebrayouth.org.