May 26, 2010 — Last year, an art project to encourage parents to spend more time with their kids was unveiled in the Lake Placid school district. Students and staff created colorful "Make Time for Kids" banners that were hung downtown.
This year, the program has expanded. The student self-portraits are part of a multimedia campaign. They've been turned into hundreds of posters that have been placed in shop windows, public buildings and schools around Lake Placid and Wilmington. Part of a local youth and community project, this year's effort continues to encourage adults to spend more time with teens and model positive behavior. It's also hoped that creating self-portraits will empower young people to make healthy choices and avoid smoking, drinking and drug abuse. Todd Moe spoke with a group of Lake Placid Middle School students and their teachers to find out more.