The next National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday, April 26. On this day, people are encouraged to turn in unused or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal. Typically, this is hosted by local law enforcement, and your chapter can spread the word about the event. To check if there's a collection site near you, click here.
MADD recently released research which says that teens whose parents tell them that underage drinking is completely unacceptable are 80% less likely to drink than teens who receive any other message. As April is Alcohol Awareness Month, MADD's PowerTalk 21 offers 21 days of activities calling attention to the importance of the drinking age of 21. For more information, please click here.
The time around prom is one part of the school year when virtually every SADD chapter is busy working on safety issues. The Think About It ... Prom and Graduation Season campaign is a useful tool for SADD chapters across the nation to use in their prevention efforts. To further enhance your campaign, why not pick up the Prom Kit from the SADD Store - it's packed with Prom Pledge cards and other giveaway items to get your message across! To see the full listing of items contained in the kit, visit the SADD National website at www.sadd.org.
The Create Real Impact contest returns for a fifth year. Sponsored by our friends at Impact Teen Drivers, high school and college students can submit a video, essay, artwork, or music focused on solutions to reckless and distracted driving. Prizes of $1,500 are available in each category (video, essay, artwork, and music). Early registration begins February 21 and earns 50 extra votes, and there other ways to earn bonus votes through social media. All entries are due by April 18. To learn more, visit createrealimpact.com.
April 11-13 is Global Youth Service Day. The largest service event in the world, GYSD mobilizes young people in more than 135 countries across the planet to take on service projects to improve their communities. Your chapter can create your own project or join an existing one in partnership with other groups in your area. To learn more, visit gysd.org.
This year SADD National is planning on giving away seven $500 college scholarships. Applicants must be entering their freshman year in the fall at a two- or four- year college or university and be part of a registered SADD chapter. To see the full terms and conditions, including applications, visit the SADD National website at www.sadd.org. Deadline is April 18!
West Virginia SADD is pleased to share with all SADD chapters in West Virginia and across the nation the "Turn it off, Just Drive West Virginia" campaign from Governor Earl Ray Tomblin. Please follow this link to take the pledge today!