Marist's Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) group will sponsor Red Ribbon Week October 22 to 25 with the theme "Be True to Yourself."
The week will include programming and information encouraging students to make positive life decisions and to take care of themselves.
On Tuesday, there is a dress down day for $3 to kick off the week. Students may purchase wristbands at the main gym doors before school. Proceeds help cover the costs of programs and events during the year.
On Wednesday, the focus will be Be True to Yourself: End the Trend to stop the vaping trend. Students are invited to help create a rock garden. Those interested can gather in the art studio at 7:30 a.m. to paint a rock--no supplies or experience needed.
Thursday will focus on Safer Doesn't Mean Safe, which will point out how vaping is not a "safe" alternative. Students can meet in the Tribute Room in Monastery Hall at 7:30 a.m. for 45 minutes of yoga/meditation to reduce stress and practice
self-care. Bring a yoga mat or towel.
Finish the week on Friday by learning to Make Healthy Choices. Juniors and seniors are invited to the RedHawk
Theater to listen to Ryan K., who will share his own story about drug and alcohol addiction and
his fight for long-term sobriety.
During the advisory period, there will be informational videos on drug and alcohol education played.
In addition to the club's direct programming, Marist will purchase new curriculum from Chris Herren’s Program “The First Day” that sophomore health classes will view and participate in next month. Also, the freshman biology teachers will facilitate lessons during the week regarding “Drugs & the Teen Brain” during classes.
SADD sponsors events and activities during the year that include anti-bullying, sober living, and an inclusive community.