JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)- Region 8 students hit the streets Tuesday to encourage people to be drug-free.
Around 1,000 students gathered together in downtown Jonesboro to participate in Out of the Dark's Drug Free rally and march. After walking through downtown, students signed the drug-free board and listen to speakers share their own experiences.
Valley View student Samer Khalil said, "It's just a good program to raise awareness about drugs and the effects. Just to teach the kids about the effects of drugs and how it effects the rest of society and the community and the families."