Be A Jerk

Info Jerks Ask For

Jerks, both locally and nationally, are getting together to share ideas on how communities can help prevent underage drinking. In our library, we’re collecting information as we find it. We hope you come back often to check out what’s new.

Tips for Jerks – Community

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application/pdf icon Be a Jerk Guidebook

We can be a jerk on our own or unite and work together to create community wide change. Here is a guidebook that gives you an overview of environmental prevention ACTION and also a few ideas for Be A Jerk projects you can initiate in your own community.

2011.12.13 Download Now
application/pdf icon Project Sticker Shock

Be A Jerk is all about helping adults understand that they have a major role to play in stopping underage drinking. After all, where do kids get alcohol? From adults. Whether we’re giving it to them, they’re taking it from our coolers or fridges, or we’re buying it for them, we are a part...

2011.12.13 Download Now
application/pdf icon Environmental Prevention Projects

What’s environmental prevention? It’s not as complicated as it sounds. All it really means is changing the places around us to make it harder for kids to get alcohol.  Here are a few ideas of how we can work together to keep our kids and community safe.

2011.12.13 Download Now
application/pdf icon Ideas for Be A Jerk Projects

We can be a jerk on our own or unite and work together to create community wide change. Here are just a few ideas for Be A Jerk projects you can initiate in your own community.

2011.04.18 Download Now
application/pdf icon Project Photo Voice

A recent survey of teens in Hawai‘i shows that they believe a whopping 98% of their peers are drinking. Similarly, if you ask adults how many teens are drinking, the most common answer is “all of them.” But, in reality just over 30% of Hawai‘i teens drink (have had a full beer, wine or cocktail...

2011.04.09 Download Now
application/pdf icon Community Pledges

Working together we can change our community's attitudes about underage drinking. Some ideas for Be A Jerk projects can literally show your community's commitment to keep alcohol away from kids.

2011.04.09 Download Now

Be A Jerk - Design

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application/pdf icon Be A Jerk Sticker

Some community groups plan to visit participating stores and place warning stickers on alcoholic products. Here is the design of the sticker. If you want to receive these stickers, please contact info@beajerk.org and say how many you need.

2011.10.19 Download Now
application/pdf icon Be A Jerk Poster

These posters are available if you need them for your event or project, especially if you plan to visit stores. Contact info@beajerk.org for inquiries.

2011.10.19 Download Now
application/pdf icon Be A Jerk Logo

Here is the official Be A Jerk logo for your use. You are welcome to use it for any Be A Jerk materials for your project or event. You can also incorporate it in your own design.

2011.04.18 Download Now
application/pdf icon Be A Jerk Logo Combos

You'll find more color options for the Be A Jerk logo. Please contact info@beajerk.org if you would like to use a particular color of the logo.

2011.04.18 Download Now
application/pdf icon Be A Jerk Website Logo

Here is the simple design for the Be A Jerk website in addition to the logo.

2011.04.18 Download Now

Photo

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application/pdf icon Photo of Mayor Carlisle honoring Honolulu jerks

On Tuesday, May 17, Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle honored more than 30 individuals and groups who are actively working in our community to prevent underage drinking.

2011.05.23 Download Now

Tips for Jerks

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application/pdf icon Parents' Checklist

As parents of teens, it’s important that we share how proud we are that they are becoming more and more independent. However, it’s also important for our teens to know that there are still limits. Talking with teens about why rules continue to be in place helps them to understand how much we...

2011.04.09 Download Now
application/pdf icon Family Contract

Hawai'i teens report that the biggest influences in their lives are their parents and family. So, as a family establishing rules about underage drinking has proven highly successful. By discussing the issue and working together to set rules that all know and understand, young people know what is...

2011.04.09 Download Now
application/pdf icon Creating a Safe Home

Preventing underage drinking starts at home. So, here are a few tips to help you ensure underage drinking doesn't occur at your house.

2011.04.09 Download Now

Tips for Jerks - Media

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application/pdf icon How to Write & Submit a Letter to the Editor

Letters to the editor can help raise awareness about underage drinking and our responsibility in preventing it. As more and more jerks submit letters, we can share information, correct inaccuracies and misperceptions, and help to change how people think about kids and alcohol.

2011.04.09 Download Now
application/pdf icon How to Write & Submit an Op-Ed

“What’s an op-ed?” you may ask. An op-ed – short for “opposite the editorial” – is a newspaper piece offering a different viewpoint on an important issue like underage drinking. Usually written by community leaders, experts or people who feel passionately about a subject, op-eds share the...

2011.04.09 Download Now
application/pdf icon Contacting the Media

An effective way to change how our community thinks about underage drinking is to work with the media to publicize your efforts. However, before approaching a media person with a story. ...

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application/pdf icon Some Honolulu Media Contacts

While we have provided a short list of some of Honolulu's media contacts, it is important to acquaint yourself with the reporter or editor's work before contacting them. Watch, read and listen to find the media contact who is speaking to the audience you want to reach with the kinds of stories...

2011.04.09 Download Now