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Recent SADD Nation Social Media Post
Recent photos of SADD activities
Brief History of SADD: (Students Against Destructive Decisions)
SADD: (Methuen Chapter), is one of the only schools in the state to have a group at each of the grammar schools, as well as at the high school. District wide, over 200 students have signed “Contracts for Life- A Foundation for Trust and Caring.” The SADD advisors of each school promote a focus on creating an identity that embraces a healthy self-image and a drug-free lifestyle. They encourage the development of leadership qualities with a focus on family, school, and community. Participation in these activities enables students to have a collective voice in making decisions that are beneficial to themselves and their community. Most activities take place after school, on weekends, and during vacations.
Kick off barbecue at Forest Lake- fall of 2009- over 150 SADD students and family members in attendance
Summer pool party
Annual SADD appreciation breakfast for 9th graders with presentations from Superintendent, Police Chief, and other city officials
SADD recruitment by high school students at grammar schools before the startup of the grammar schools
Bowling trips- average 3-4 per year
Hiking Mt. Major, NH-SADD advisors, principal, 30 students
Involved in mat ball fundraiser event to benefit cancer survivor, Alli Hawkes- (total $6,000)
Bella Tucker (8 yr old child lost all her limbs due to infection) fundraiser - $1800
Laser tag-2+ times per year
Haunted Woods hayride event
First Course- road race to benefit Lazarus House
Volunteer work at Cor Unum soup kitchen
Annual participation in Methuen Santa parade
Annual participation in Festival of Trees
Annual participation in Relay for Life (usually two SADD groups are represented)
Black Out Bullying Day - state-wide initiative to raise awareness around the consequences of bullying and cyber bullying-sponsored by Tenney SADD.
National Smoke-Out Day- field trip to Skate Land- sponsored by Timony SADD. (SADD is currently engaged in work related to anti tobacco use related to Chapter 84-part of the Northeast Tobacco- Free Community Partnership)
Youth Summit- sponsored by District Attorney- “Pass It On”: Be an Agent of Positive Change in Our Community. One SADD student will attend conference.
Inmate and athlete presentations about the consequences of drug related behaviors and destructive decisions-Timony and Marsh.
AA/NA guest speakers
Mothers who have lost their children to addiction
For more information on the national model see www.SADD.org.
Recent SADD Updates for Methuen Public Schools