The grant is from the Georgia Governors Office of Highway Safety.
Our states teen drivers represent a disproportionate number of drivers involved in crashes, said Robert F. Dallas, GOHS director. We look forward to our SADD chapters working with their peers to change the perception that crashes are accidents which cant be prevented.
Pepperells SADD chapter, founded three years ago, has 85 members.
We are very active, with monthly meetings and at least one school activity per month, said adviser Alana Ellenburg. We tried to bring a new and innovative approach to informing our student population of destructive decisions.
The group sponsors speakers; partners with the sheriffs office for activities, including the new Turning Point program as well as various activities for School Seatbelt Checks; and participates in Red Ribbon Week and The Great American Smoke Out.
Pepperells chapter has been outstanding, exceptional and dynamic, said Barbara Jones, SADD state coordinator.
Ellenburg said the grant will help fund activities and send six students and an adviser to a leadership training program this fall.