Number of Participants: 10
Hours Donated: 20
Value of Time Served: $1,690
Event Type: Civic & Community
Date: January 30, 2020
At the annual Safe Halloween event at Massapequa High School, in which parents can bring their children to go trick-or-treating in the classrooms, SADD club volunteers stuffed and distributed 900 MTAC tote bags filled with information including “Keep Youth Drug Free” booklets, resources to help parents and caregivers establish and maintain good communication with their children, and drug prevention coloring books provided by Massapequa Elks Lodge No. 2162.
In the spring, SADD club members will present the four-week “Be Your Best Self” program at the Massapequa Public Library for middle school-age students. It builds upon lessons taught in schools in grades 3-6 through the “Too Good for Drugs” program. High school students have been trained through YES Community Counseling Center.
Last summer, members of the MTAC Steering Committee, including Ms. Gallucci and two SADD student representatives, were among more than 2,500 students and adults from across the country to attend the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America Mid-Year Training Institute in Dallas, Texas. It offered in-depth, interactive training sessions about substance abuse prevention, public policy advocacy, media strategies and marketing programs to reduce substance misuse.