Continental Societies, Inc. Educate Youth on Drug Prevention

Continental Societies, Inc. Educate Youth on Drug Prevention and Post Red Ribbon Week Posters throughout the Community

Transforming Lives commends the Montgomery County Chapter of the Continental Societies, Inc. for sponsoring drug prevention activities for approximately 300 students at the George B. Thomas Learning Academy “Saturday School” Center, located at Montgomery Blair H.S. in Silver Spring, Maryland on Saturday, October 19, 2019 to launch National Red Ribbon Week for a second year.  “Saturday School” Students began their morning motivation session by receiving drug-prevention information. Students signed a “Drug-Free Pledge,” and participated in an informative drug prevention presentation and discussion lead by members of the Montgomery County Chapter of the Continentals.

About National Red Ribbon Week: The National Red Ribbon Campaign sponsored by the National Family Partnership is one of the oldest and largest drug prevention programs in the nation, reaching millions of young people during Red Ribbon Week. The National Red Ribbon Campaign serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities.

About Saturday School: “Saturday School” is the signature program of The George B. Thomas Learning Academy and provides affordable academic support and tutoring for Montgomery County Students. The program was started over 30 years ago by members of the Mu Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity to close the achievement gap in Montgomery County. Saturday School started with one location in Olney, MD and now has 12 locations throughout Over 3,000 students attend Saturday School during the school year.

About the Continental Societies, Inc.: Continental Societies, Inc., is a non-profit, tax-exempt, international public service organization, founded as a national organization in 1956, by a group of energetic and dedicated service-oriented women. These women structured an organization to foster, promote and develop the welfare of underprivileged children and youth. The Montgomery County Chapter of the Continental Societies was chartered on June 28, 2018 under the leadership of Robin T. Browder, 14th National President.

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Sheila Ogilvie

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Sheila Ogilvie is the President of Ogilvie Transportation Services and Producer and Host of “Transforming Lives” -- A show that spotlights individuals, companies, and charities whose great work transforms lives and improves the quality of life for citizens in Montgomery County and the surrounding areas. To contact Sheila Ogilvie email: or call 301-598-0591.


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