April 22, 2024

Spreading positivity through SADD

On February 9th, numerous teachers and students throughout our school wear purple to spread the spirit of P.S. I Love You Day. This informal holiday came about through an organization known as SADD or formally known as Students Against Destructive Decisions. SADD is an organization created by students and it’s ally adults with a goal – like the name suggests – to prevent students from making destructible and irreversible decisions. SADD primarily focuses on educating about and preventing teenagers from indulging in harmful behaviors such as drinking and driving, texting and driving, peer pressure, negative relationships, and mental health. Despite teenagers being its main focus, SADD focuses on adults as well. The namesake of SADD’s P.S. I Love You Day came about from two sisters who unfortunately lost their father to suicide, so the goal of the day is for people to remind others that they are loved, that there are people who hold them dear, and to discourage people from making these poor decisions. SADD’s influence has reached millions of schools with ours being no exception. Ms. Curry serves as the advisor for the SADD club in our school which serves to spread the goal of SADD and raise money at a local level. She states that “The goal of SADD is to educate and raise awareness to the students about the consequences of poor decision making and to promote positivity throughout the school.” A great example of the ways that SADD spreads positivity is one we are all familiar with: Words of Wisdom Wednesday. Activities like these and days such as P.S. I Love You Day are some of the ways that SADD promotes its goal of positivity and smart decision making, not only through just the school, but also eventually throughout schools over the entire world.