Topics that the students were interested focused mainly on the opioid epidemic. They gave BP Oddo and his staff ideas about how to revamp the anti-drug message to make it more effective for younger generations.
“You all have great opportunities ahead of you, and I want you to take advantage of them,” BP Oddo said to the group of students. “I am so impressed by all of you and your passions. I hope you will take your passions and help Staten Island become a better place to live.”
Students from College of Staten Island High School for International Studies, Curtis High School, Gaynor McCown Expeditionary Learning High School, Michael J. Petrides School, Moore Catholic High School, New Dorp High School, Notre Dame Academy High School, Port Richmond High School, St. Joseph by the Sea High School, St. Joseph Hill Academy, Staten Island Technical High School, Susan Wagner High School, and Tottenville High School participated in the conversation.