Created several years ago by Mark A. Drummond, a judge in the Eighth Judicial Circuit in Quincy, the 50-minute program provides students with information about the consequences of poor choices.
The talk is peppered with true stories of teens who made wrong decisions and is designed to drive home this message: Encourage friends to avoid wrong behavior that might give them a criminal record or lead to the death of a friend.
"By the time a teen hits the courthouse, it is too late," said Drummond, a father of three who made a similar pact with his children when they were teenagers. Most teens want to do the right thing, and hopefully they'll encourage their peers to do the same."
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