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DeSoto County Students Working Against Tobacco Members Attend Statewide Meeting
August 20, 2017

Dillion Mendoza and Gabriel Abilez, both members of the DeSoto SWAT Chapter, had the opportunity to attend the Statewide SWAT retreat this summer.

The retreat took place at the Lake Yale Conference Center. Over the course of the event, the youth participated in collaborative learning activities in which they discovered many shocking facts about tobacco. The youth were excited to make new friends and hear what other clubs do within their  communities.

2017 Lake Yale SWAT Youth Retreat

“The retreat really opened their eyes to the dangers of tobacco and how far we've come in tobacco prevention since the early 1990's. Dillion and Gabriel were very thankful for the opportunity to attend the retreat and hope to attend on behalf of the DeSoto SWAT Chapter next year.” Melissa Mendoza – DeSoto Community SWAT Advisor.