Originally, the mission of the SADD chapter was to help young people say “No” to drinking and driving. Today, the mission has expanded. Students have told us that positive peer pressure, role modeling and environmental strategies can prevent other destructive decisions and set a healthier, safer course for their lives. SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) has become a peer-to-peer education and prevention organization dedicated to preventing destructive decisions, particularly underage drinking, other drug use, risky and impaired driving, teen violence, and teen suicide.
Vision of SADD
SADD envisions a world in which young people make positive decisions that advance their health and safety.
SADD’s mission is to empower young people to successfully confront the risks and pressures that challenge them in their daily lives. We accomplish this by creating, equipping, and sustaining a network of student-led chapters in schools and communities focused on peer-to-peer education. SADD fosters a sense of belonging and promotes resiliency, leadership and advocacy skills so that young people make positive life decisions.
SADD chapters are alive and well in Anne Arundel County. In every high school, SADD chapter advisers meet twice annually to share experiences, successes and coordinate countywide themes and activities. For information on how to contact a SADD chapter in your school, or to start a SADD chapter in Anne Arundel County, contact Caitlin Hall, Prevention Supervisor, Department of Health System Training, Education and Prevention Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-222-6724. For more information regarding SADD, please visit: https://www.sadd.org/