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Convenience Stores as Safe Places

Episode #12: April 18, 2016

A traditional mindset has been to discourage teens from hanging out at retail locations. But today, a number of stores encourage teens to come to their business — at any hour — if they find themselves in a situation where they need help. Convenience stores are playing a role in helping young people find a safe place — and it’s literally changing lives.

(L-R): John Eichberger, Laurie Jackson

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Laurie Jackson, President & CEO, National Safe Place Network


Jeff Lenard, VP of Strategic Industry Initiatives, NACS


John Eichberger, Executive Director, Fuels Institute


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National Safe Place Network
Safe Place is a national youth outreach and prevention program for young people in need of immediate help and safety. As a community-based program, Safe Place designates businesses and organizations as Safe Place locations, making help readily available to youth in communities across the country. Learn more.

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