Nominations are now available for the annual Best of SADD Awards. We'll recognize the Activity of the Year, Advisor of the Year, and Chapter of the Year at our national conference this summer. Awards come with a cash prize. We're looking for plenty of nominations this year! Nominations are due May 2. For more information and the nomination form, click here.
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.
March 19 is Kick Butts Day, an annual day to stand out, speak up, and seize control in the fight against Big Tobacco. Each year, tobacco kills 400,000 people - more than traffic crashes, alcohol, illegal drugs, murders, and suicides...combined! Your chapter can join the fight by hosting an event on March 19. The kickbuttsday.org website has plenty of activity ideas for you. Make sure you register your event so you can be counted as part of this national movement!
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.
The nonprofit Animated Traffic Law Center has made their Rules of the Road, Mission: ImPIZZAble app completely free! This smartphone app is available through iTunes and Google Play and features a challenge to complete various tasks by answering questions about traffic laws in your state. This is a perfect tool to study up for your driver's license test, and even adults will find themselves challenged and learn new things.
Marshall University SADD (MU SADD) is granting 10 SADD chapters (elementary, middle, high school, or community group) around the state of West Virginia a mini-grant to conduct activities at their school/community group. The registration process has been extended until March 17th. There are 3 mini-grant spots left! The registration process is open from now until March 4th, or until all 10 grants have been awarded. The grants are going to be given on a first come, first serve basis so please register your chapter quickly. Once registered, more information will be sent to your group. To print a registration form, click here!
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!