Central Teens Join Fight On Meth
Methamphetamine has been Hawaii’s No. 1 drug problem for decades, and Hawaii Meth Project and its Teen Advisory Council have spent the last five years trying to change that through public-awareness campaigns and community outreach.
Among the teenagers inducted into the 2014-2015 council are two Mililani High School students. Seniors Mari Domingo and Dakota Mengel will represent the Trojans on the 22-member council, and they’re both eager to help spread the message and keep youths on the right path.
“I have three little sisters and do not want them growing up in a society where they think the usage of substances like meth is an option,” Mengel stated on HMP’s official online site.
Domingo, who is entering her second year with the group, agreed.
“Serving on the council will allow me to continue having a positive influence on teens and young adults in my community,” she stated.
HMP was founded in 2009, and is one of six state affiliates of The Meth Project, a nationwide program dedicated to reducing methamphetamine use. For more info, visit hawaiimethproject.org.