Tribe Time tackles tough issues

Jacob Robertson, standing, and Alex Thompson, left, Character Council members at Russellville High School, recently led a Tribe Time discussion on the dangers and second-hand effects of substance abuse.

Jacob Robertson, standing, and Alex Thompson, left, Character Council members at Russellville High School, recently led a Tribe Time discussion on the dangers and second-hand effects of substance abuse.

RUSSELLVILLE, Mo. — Tribe Time can be a safe place for peers to talk genuinely about their concerns and experiences.

At the semi-monthly meetings of no more than two dozen Cole County R-1 high school students per “tribe,” the student-leaders broached the topic of drugs and alcohol.

Students and leaders shared personal stories of loss, discouragement and hope related to friends or family members who suffered from substance abuse.

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