WAIMEA – Although last week was the sixth time that Life’s Choices Kaua'i Coordinator Theresa Koki participated in the “Shattered Dreams/Every 15 minutes” program, she said it was every bit as emotional as the first time.
“By the end of the second day, I was exhausted. It’s an emotionally-charged experience to take part in a mock car crash, mock trial and mock memorial,” said Koki. “But it was definitely worth our time and energy to raise awareness about the real life risks associated with underage drinking and impaired driving. Hopefully this will change students’ and parents’ beliefs and behaviors as well as the community.”