Frequently Asked Questions
What is PERC and who is involved?
PERC (Parents Encouraging Responsible Choices) began at a PTO Presidents Meeting. The issue of underage drinking in our community was being discussed and parents at the meeting decided that education would be the key to addressing the issue. PERC has been bringing together parents, students, educators, civic leaders and business professionals since 2004 to provide education designed to keep our community's youth safe and healthy. Underage drinking, internet safety, bullying and eating disorders are some of the topics which have been presented. Each building's PTO typically has a PERC representative on the board. Dublin City Schools, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Dublin Counseling Center, City Council are some of the groups who work with parents to support PERC's efforts.
Who should attend the PERC sessions?
All sessions are open to the entire community and are free of charge. The suggested audience is usually anyone interested in education which relates to the health and safety of our youth. Normally, students are encouraged to attend and some teachers even give extra credit when they do.
How does PERC raise money to pay for the speakers who come to Dublin?
We are so lucky that our PTOs provide P.E.R.C. with financial support.We are very grateful for the ongoing support of our PTOs, Dublin City Schools and Dublin A.C.T. (Adolescents and Community Together) who has provided P.E.R.C. with financial assistance since 2011! Tim Horton's provides free refreshments for many of our events and the Dublin Recreational Center provides us with free meeting space. Anyone who would like to donate to P.E.R.C. may do so by sending a check to the following address: P.E.R.C., 3070 Coffman Road, Dublin, OH 43017.