We work with a network of youth groups throughout the county whose focus is to encourage their peers and community to make healthy life choices. With support from Saratoga County STOP-DWI, these youth action clubs take on leadership roles and advocate for change within their school districts. This collaboration includes Students Against Destruction Decisions (SADD), National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI), Positive Edge, Above the Influence and Sources of Strength (SOS).
Representatives from each of the youth action school groups are invited to attend the Prevention Council’s Safe Spring annual youth conference held each March at Skidmore College. The conference provides leadership training to the youth participants and is funded by Saratoga County STOP DWI.
In addition to supporting these school groups, STOP DWI also assists with funding outreach programs aimed at reducing substance use by students in the area school districts. Guest speakers, interactive displays and classroom presentations are made available to the school districts in the county to support their prevention programs. This outreach also includes informative parent education programs and increasing community awareness of the risks and consequences of drunk or drugged driving.
If you would like more information about our Stop DWI program, please contact Kelly Stevens at 581-1230 x 3618 or at STOPDWI@preventioncouncil.org