by Meredith Hooper
This week for our club spotlight we featured S.A.D.D. The acronym stands for Students Against Destructive Decisions.
“The club used to be called Students Against Drunk Driving, but students motivated the change to all destructive decisions,” said club sponsor Kim Rosselle.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motor vehicle crashes continue to be the leading cause of death for 15 to 20 year olds. Scarier statistics from the CDC also address the issue of bullying, claiming that one in five students reported being bullied on school property during the past year.
Because of this, some of the issues that the national organization seeks to address are underage drinking, drug use, impaired and distracted driving, traffic safety, youth violence & bullying, sexual activity, and mental health.
Not only will the club raise awareness for issues such as these, but also give an opportunity for leadership among the student body.
“I think S.A.D.D is an awesome opportunity for student leaders within our school to help other students, and ourselves, come together and not make destructive decisions that may be important to our futures,” said Selina Brown, a club member.
Students will be given the opportunity to help others and gain skills that are necessary for life after high school.
“I think it will make students think about their choices. I think it will give students an opportunity to develop their leadership skills.” said Rosselle.
Mrs. Rosselle added that she currently has around 20 students interested in leadership positions for the new club, and that she hopes that more people decide to join the club for next school year.
For more information or to express interest in the club, email Mrs. Roselle at firstname.lastname@example.org!