Contributed by Chelsea Fields
According to the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), 16% of teens vaped in 2015 and 10% of teen males used smokeless tobacco in 2015, and these numbers continue to climb.
Magician and "edu-tainer" Robert Hackenson Jr. is slowly changing statistic by allowing students to “See Through the Smoke”. Robert’s amazing skills and presentation style has allowed students across the country, in 46 states and counting, to see through certain illusions and misperceptions that surround teen substance use.
This presentations delivers a captivating, inspirational and eye-opening experience that infuses magic, eye-catching props and illusion in a way that engages students while reinforcing the educational lessons. Every piece of magic, story, video clip, etc. is used to deliver a message and make it memorable, without making light of this serious issue.
His presentation helps students think differently and sparks conversation amongst students about teen vaping and tobacco use. It makes them think not only about their own safety, but also about how they can keep their peers safe.
Hackenson will be presenting several shows January 24th and 25th:
January 24: Wasilla High School (7:45 – 9 a.m.), Houston High School (9:45-11 a.m.), Su Valley High School (1:30-2:30 p.m.), and an evening presentation TBA.
January 25: Wasilla High School (7:45 – 9 a.m.), Burchell High School (10-11 am.), and an additional afternoon school visit TBA.