Acting Gov zeroed in on drugs predicament on island
Drug prevention in American Samoa was one of the issues cited by Acting Governor Talauega E. V. Ale when addressing the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) General Assembly.
This is part of ASCC's events to kick off a new academic year. In a statement released today, he noted that the new academic year will focus on resilience, mentorship, and tackling critical issues such as drug prevention in American Samoa.
In his address, Talauega highlighted educators' pivotal role in shaping the future of individuals and society.
"You are not merely administrators, faculty, or staff – you are architects of dreams, cultivators of potential, and mentors of resilience."
This powerful quote encapsulates educators' profound impact on students' lives, molding their aspirations, fostering their growth, and instilling the ability to overcome challenges.
Acknowledging the challenges faced by the youth, Acting Governor Talauega shared a heartfelt message about the urgency of addressing the drug problem that affects American Samoa.
He stressed that educators, parents, and the community must come together and provide a strong support network that guides the younger generation away from harmful temptation. He urged, "Do not give up the fight for our students and the future of American Samoa."