Students Against Destructive Decisions

SADD logoSADD – Students Against Destructive Decisions – is a peer-to-peer education, prevention, and activism organization dedicated to preventing destructive decisions. It focuses on underage drinking and other drug use, risky and impaired driving, teen violence and teen suicide. SADD was founded on the philosophy that young people, empowered to help each other, are the most effective force in prevention. Its unique approach involves young people delivering education and prevention messages to their peers.

At BHS, Peer Leaders work with freshmen and middle schoolers around healthy decisions, problem solving, and navigating adolescence. Their workshops address issues including substance abuse, peer pressure and healthy relationships, and introduce the younger students to high school support systems. The program has been in place at BHS since the mid-1990s.The BHS chapter is among thousands of SADD chapters across the country. For 30 years, SADD has been committed to empowering young people, and has become the nation’s dominant peer-to-peer youth education and prevention organization. SADD continues to endorse a “No Use” message related to use of alcohol and other drugs.

Who?  8th graders
When & where?  6:30 pm to 7:30 pm BHS Room 385A
For dates, check News & Events; B-PEN Calendar & Events; or this 8th grade SADD Parent Letter2013 [PDF]

Why should my 8th grader attend a SADD meeting?

  • Get an informal introduction to Brookline High School, become familiar with the building and meet current BHS students who are choosing to make good decisions.
  • Meet other 8th graders from all the Brookline schools.
  • One-hour club meetings including games, group discussions and a BHS scavenger hunt.
  • Pizza! Every time!
  • Extra credit in health class.