SADD Seeks to Stop Substance Abuse

 SADD Seeks to Stop Substance Abuse

The high school’s Students Against Destructive Decisions Club recently ran its annual Red Ribbon Week program, with members visiting each fifth-grade classes at JFK and RCK.

While speaking to the younger students, SADD members took the opportunity to share important information on drugs, bullying and safety. They also ran a Red Ribbon anti-drug slogan contest and presented skits to help students envision what different drug- or bullying-related situations might look like and how to respond. In return, the fifth-graders wrote letters to the seniors at the high school, reminding them to make good decisions during prom and graduation as well as wishing them well in their life after high school.  

“This program is so important because these 11-year-old students are at an age statistically where drugs and alcohol abuse starts,” said SADD adviser Bridget Lopiccolo. “We need to get to them early and teach them that life is about choices and making the right ones. Our SADD members did a wonderful job and I hope that programs like this help stop an epidemic that is out of control and avoidable.”