Teens and Young Adults

Kaua’i’s teenagers face an ever-changing social landscape, filled with competing pressures. We need to help them succeed by showing them how to be responsible. Teenagers today have to deal with bullying at school, sometimes fueled by the internet or the desire to fit in with a social group.

Teens also face frequent peer pressure to use alcohol and drugs. As the next generation, it’s our duty to show them by our actions and examples what is the responsible path to adulthood. Our teens can have fun and enjoy themselves without drinking or using drugs.

As a former juvenile court prosecutor, I understand the kind of trouble teenagers can get into, and I’ve seen what they’re up against. I will be their ally, and your ally, in trying to create a Kaua’i where teens can be themselves and learn how to be happy and successful adults without violence or drug abuse.