RAISING THE BAR
About Raising The Bar
RAISING THE BAR is a campaign aimed to elevate the experience of Medfield youth during youth-centered events by changing the social norms around adult alcohol consumption and substances use in the event environments. While the campaign does not intend to eliminate adult alcohol use from our community, it does want adults to model enjoyment, entertainment and delight in alcohol- and substance-free environments at youth-oriented events.
This campaign was first developed in 2017 by Marin Healthy Youth Partnership in collaboration with Marin Prevention Network. Medfield Cares About Prevention (MCAP) signed on to join this campaign during the summer of 2023. To learn more about Marin county’s initiative, visit raisingthebarmarin.org.
To join RAISING THE BAR and support local youth organizations, sports teams and parents to positively influence community norms, please contact us.
Participating organizations encourage an alcohol- and substance-free environment for all youth-centered events such as youth sports, team celebrations and youth-focused community events.
This campaign is not focused on eliminating adult alcohol use from our community; rather, we would like to be mindful of the behaviors we are modeling and work to change the norms and trends that contribute to youth substance use in the Medfield community. Research shows that parents play a significant role in their children’s decisions regarding alcohol.
If you are interested in learning more or joining RAISING THE BAR, please contact us.