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.