Parent Awareness and Education Programs

Saturday Night in the Suburbs

UPC Saturday Night in the Suburbs

Saturday Night in the Suburbs is a parent awareness program of the Unified Prevention Coalition of Fairfax County featuring an evening of dialogue with a panel of high school seniors on drugs and alcohol use, teen parties, parent supervision and enabling, social media, and communication with parents.

Three programs have been scheduled for 2014, and these events are open to any adult in the community. 


  • RESCHEDULED TO FEB 24 due to weather: at 7 p.m. at Herndon High School, sponsored by the Herndon HS PTSA. UPC's Jennifer Lewis-Cooper will facilitate. Download Press Release
  • CANCELLED due to weather: Monday, Mar 24 at 7 p.m. at W.T. Woodson HS. sponsored by the WT Woodson PTSA.

  • Thursday, April 24 at 7 p.m. at James Madison High School (Warhawk Hall) in Vienna, sponsored by the JMHS PTSA. UPC Executive Director Diane Eckert will facilitate.
  • Monday, May 12 at 7 p.m. at West Springfield High School (Spartan Hall), sponsored by the West Springfield HS PTSA. UPC Executive Director Diane Eckert will facilitate. 

High schools interested in hosting this parent awareness program are encouraged to view the "Saturday Night in the Suburbs: How to Guide".