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G-R S.A.D.D.

October 14, 2012
Shelby Yates - G-R student , Reinbeck Courier

Along with all the other clubs at Gladbrook-Reinbeck, the S.A.D.D. organization at Gladbrook-Reinbeck High School is going full speed ahead into this year! With 30 students in the club this year (and still growing), the agenda of events for this year has grown superbly long! S.A.D.D. is an acronym for Students Against Destructive Decisions. The main goal of this organization was to help young people say "No" to drinking and driving. Today, the mission statement has expanded. It is now explained that S.A.D.D. is a peer-to-peer education and prevention group that's dedicated to putting an end to destructive decision-making, particularly underage drinking, drug use, risky and impaired driving, teen violence, and teen suicide. All the students in S.A.D.D. are spokespersons against all these things.

At our school, we reach a little further past our school's student body, and put our efforts towards the community. There are many service opportunities that S.A.D.D. members take part in. Next Monday, October 1st, a group of about 16 students will be traveling to the Cedar Bend Humane Society to donate 18 animal blankets. Later next month, they will be Trick-O-Treating for canned good items-so make sure you have a collection ready for their community pick-up day. In December, the students plan to make Christmas cards for the elderly, along with purchasing gifts for the Toys For Tots organization. Throughout the rest of the year, S.A.D.D. will be partaking in fundraising activities, serving at the Salvation Army, and making dresses for the little girls in Haiti. Of course, they wind up the end of the school year with our Fourth Annual Mini Relay for Life! As you can tell, things are on their way for the S.A.D.D. organization at Gladbrook-Reinbeck High School!



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