Proviso West SADD Chapter Leads A “Not So Secret Agent Challenge”
March 2, 2017 03:18 PM
On February 15, 2017, Proviso West High School hosted a "Not So Secret Agent Challenge," which gives the Illinois Students Against Destructive Decisions ("SADD") chapters an opportunity to partner with local State Farm agents to advocate against destructive decisions and help save lives.
SADD is a peer-to-peer education, prevention and activism organization dedicated to preventing destructive driving. SAAD equips students with prevention tools to deal with the issues of underage drinking, drug use, risky and impaired driving, and other destructive decisions.
Mrs. Karen Sassetti, English teacher and SADD Advisor at Proviso West and Luigi Cabantog, a junior and SADD member at Proviso West High School, led this event and invited Proviso West students to participate in various activities.
The activities were:
· A "What Do You Consider Lethal?" presentation;
· A presentation led by State Farm agent Tenyiah Simmons, to informing students about the importance and benefits of safe driving;
· Proviso West SADD members and other students signed an "I pledge to drive safely" poster.
Cabantog stated, "I believe that this event was necessary. So many of my peers and adults lose their lives because of destructive decisions such as distracted driving, peer pressure, substance abuse and many more. By having this event at Proviso West, we (PW SADD) are showing that we care about others and that we take this issue very seriously because we believe that one day, there will be ZERO lives lost from destructive decisions."
Through these types of efforts, Proviso student leaders will continue to transform our communities.