ACTIVITIES

Activity Name:
Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)

Description:
For more than 30 years, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) has been committed to empowering young people to lead education and prevention initiatives in their schools and communities. SADD was founded in 1981 by Maryland teacher Bob Anastas and his students after two tragic drunk driving incidents took the lives of fellow students at their high school. At the time, SADD stood for Students Against Drunk Driving.

In 1997, in response to requests from SADD students themselves, SADD expanded its mission and its name and now sponsors chapters called Students Against Destructive Decisions. SADD continues to endorse a firm "No Use" message related to use of alcohol and other drugs. With its expanded focus, SADD now highlights prevention of all destructive behaviors and attitudes that are harmful to young people, including traffic safety, substance abuse, and an array of issues dealing with personal health and safety.

During our bimonthly SADD meetings, members determine the topics of concern and plan the activities to foster awareness and prevention. Past campaigns have included: participation in Red Ribbon week, promotion of healthy sleep habits, participation in Earth Day activities, preventing distracted driving, and prevention of drinking and driving.

Contact Information:
Ruby Bruozas
rbruozas@lw210.org