It’s not too late to plan your SADD Shines week activities and join this country-wide celebration of SADD with a platform to address student personal health and safety. These activities are free to all registered chapters. It was developed as SADD Shines day in 2013, but now it is celebrated for an entire week from January 30-February 3, 2018.
The three required activities include:
- Wear your SADD apparel
- Share your stories and pictures by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org posting them using #SADDshines
- Partner with your elementary school to discuss bullying, self-image, peer-pressure, substance use and making good decisions
Click here for a list of optional activities to enhance your effectiveness. This is a great opportunity to advocate for changes in local, state and national policy to increase personal health and safety. You also may want to work with your school administration and Board of Education to implement a health and safety policy if your school doesn’t have one.
Please use this opportunity to show your community and policy makers how SADD Shines!
SADD Shines Day is Thursday, February 1, 2018
Wear your SADD t-shirts, hoodies, hats and backpacks. We want people to know that you are proud to be part of the solution. SADD Shines can be a recruiting tool for your chapter, making students and adults alike aware of all you do in your school while having fun serving your community.
- First, ask about the process at your school to start a school club/activity. SADD chapters function as school clubs/activities. Some schools have a formal approval process for starting a new club, which can vary from school to school, so first find out what’s required.
- Find an Advisor. Schools require a faculty or staff member to serve as the sponsor of a school club. This will be your SADD Advisor and can be teachers, counselors, coaches, secretaries, or any staff member.
- Register your chapter. All SADD chapters must register each year. Registration is free and takes just a few minutes online. You will receive a confirmation email with everything you need to get started.
- Chapter Name. Use SADD in the chapter name, after your school or organization name. Example: “Nashoba Valley High SADD” or “North YMCA SADD” are acceptable.
Angela Bonine, MAPS
428 E. Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City, MO 65101
SADD is a national network of caring and committed youth that strive to make a positive impact in their communities. It empowers teens and encourages them to consider the impact of their choices on their friends and families.
Is It Worth the Risk?, is a SADD National core program that uses peerto-peer based prevention strategies to engage schools, parents and communities about creating visibility and awareness in your community. Through this campaign, you and your peers will learn about real-life and legal consequences associated with underage drinking.
Rock the Belt, is a SADD national core program that uses peer-to-peer based prevention strategies to engage schools, parents, and communities about the importance of wearing seat belts in every vehicle, every seat, every time.
SADD Shines: The Power of You, is always held the first week of February or any time during the month. SADD Shines is a national core program designed to guide teens, parents and communities to celebrate SADD and highlight the important issue of student personal health and safety with an emphasis on tobacco advocacy and prevention.