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BCHS SADD lobbies Congress for drug abuse prevention funding
Bryan County High School SADD sponsor Tracy Robinson, left, SADD President Julia Jackson, SADD officer Kate Butler and Bryan County Drug Free Communities coordinator Bill Collins gather outside the office of U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Ga., recently while visiting Washington, D.C. - photo by Provided

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) members of Bryan County High School traveled last month to Washington, D.C., for youth leadership training with Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America.

There were more than 500 other youth from around the world, along with political figures from the U.S. The training program represents the large-scale national initiative of intensive coalition development for youth and adult coaches.

One of the scheduled events was a rally at Capitol Hill. Students also visited with senators and representatives, including Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Ga., to ask for continuing support for substance abuse prevention funding.

More youth will be taken to Orlando, Florida, in the summer for additional training on the CADCA prevention framework.

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