Students Against Destructive Decisions

S.A.D.D. is a group at Edgerton High School that ECHC works closely with. The SADD chapter focuses on a wide variety of topics and are dedicated topreventing destructive decisions among youth, particularly underage drinking, other drug use, risky and impaired driving, teen violence, and teen suicide.

These are just some of the fun and exciting things that the SADD chapter has brought to the Edgerton High School

Call-Out Candies

The day before Halloween a group of 15 high school SADD kids came together to assemble over 800 “call out candies” for the Edgerton High School.The call out candies were pieces of brightly colored candy (nerds, smarties,laffy taffy, gobstoppers, tootsie pops, etc.) with a fact about the dangers of tobacco use attached to them. The facts we used were: “2,000 kids get’s addicted to tobacco everyday”, “Tobacco kills another victim every 7 seconds”,“It takes 98 years for 1 cigarette butt to decompose”. On Halloween day they handed them out to every student in the High School.


Above the Influence Campaign

Above the influence is a national campaign that focuses on students staying above the influence of drugs and alcohol. In our project the students were given a sheet of paper and were asked to write down why they personally choose to stay above the influence. We captured some of their thoughts in pictures and put together a large display in the High School entry way. This display was a great way to show those students who feel they are atypical for staying drug/alcohol free that they are not alone at Edgerton High!


Anti-Smoking PSA

 

The SADD students at Edgerton High put together a Public Service Announcement about tobacco and how life is full of pressures and desires to smoke. Become your own superhero and say no to Tobacco!


Day of Silence

The Day of Silence is a national youth movement that brings attention to the silence faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their allies. It also brings attentionto name calling, bullying and harassment that students face in schools. The goal is that the students that are participating will not talk the whole day. We provided T-Shirts and stencils to the HS student body so they could make their own shirts to wear on the Day of Silence 4/19/13. The kids could sign a pledge in the morning, wear their t-shirt and wear a button if they wanted to participate!

DNT TXT N DRV Campaign

(Don't Text and Drive)

500+ silicone thumb rings were ordered and given out to the Edgerton High School. We gave every student at the high school 2 thumb rings that were attached by a statistic "1.3 million car crashes happen every year due to distracted driving". The goal was that the students keep one ring for themselves and give the other to a parent/guardian/teacher or friend that is a frequent "texter and driver". A few of the SADD members even appeared on our High School news channel-Tider Talk to explain the importance of the rings, some of the laws regarding texting and driving, and the newest statistics that were available.


Red Ribbon Week

This year for Red Ribbon week the students put red ribbons around everyone's car window. The ribbons served as a reminder for drivers to stay safe and not drive while under the influence. Here our SADD president is giving a student a gas card for staying true to the "red ribbon" on her car multiple months after the ribbon was put on!