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June 29, 2021
Raze Year in Review
Wow. What a year this past year has been! So many things were different or changed from what our “normal” was in the past- masks, e-learning, Zoom meetings, just to name a few. There were so many changes, and many times we didn’t know from one day to the next what new changes would be coming our way.
One thing that didn’t change, though, was that Raze Crews showed up- often times in new ways from the past- to tear down the lies that Big Tobacco has tried to use to trap West Virginia’s youth. Our Crews performed over 1600 Commotions this school year, both virtually and in-person. Hundreds of Raze members registered for and participated in our virtual Fall Summit and our virtual Tobacco-Free Month. Our Ambassadors were more active than ever, participating in and leading sessions for our virtual events and branching out to national leadership roles as well. During the pandemic when youth were feeling the stress every day, Raze’s tobacco education message was more crucial than ever to keep youth from turning to tobacco to deal with that stress.
To all of our Raze Crews- thank you for stepping up and sticking with it, even when yet another Zoom meeting was the last thing you wanted to do.
To all of our Adult Advisors- Raze is a success because of you and your hard work. We can’t say “thank you!” enough to show our appreciation for all that you have done and continue to do!
We can’t wait to see what the next year holds for Raze- it’s our 20th birthday! Stay tuned for more announcements about how we’ll be celebrating!