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Thursday, March 10, 2011

March Community Service Spotlight: SADD

This month's theme at readergirlz is Risk-Taking. Please note that there's a difference between stepping out of your comfort zone by taking a chance on love, trying a new hobby, or speaking in front of a crowd and engaging in risky behavior that may put your life or the lives of others in jeopardy. Take a moment. Take a beat. Think twice, and if something doesn't feel right, don't do it - and please help someone out if you think she or he is about to take an unhealthy risk.

March Community Service Spotlight

Originally, SADD was created to encourage teenagers to say "no" to drinking and driving. Now, they have widened their focus, becoming a peer-to-peer education, prevention, and activism organization dedicated to preventing destructive decisions related to (but not limited to) drug use, teen suicide, underage drinking, and underage drinking. SADD now stands for Students Against Destructive Decisions.

Read the SADD mission statement.

Get involved at http://www.SADD.org


Lorie Ann Grover said...

I love the broader mission/focus now. Sounds like great work!

Great cautions, LW. Thanks!

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