Host a "5 Minutes For Life" presentation at your school.
- "5 Minutes for Life" is a component of Ohio’s Start Talking Initiative – is an educational campaign led by the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio National Guard and local law enforcement.
- Troopers, law enforcement officers and National Guard members speak with students about responsible decision-making and encouraging those in their peer group to live a drug-free lifestyle
- This educational campaign aims to reduce and ultimately eliminate drug use among students.
- This presentation may be given to large groups, as part of an assembly, individual classrooms or sports team meetings/locker rooms.
To Complete the Activity:
- Schedule an in-person or virtual visit from "5 Minutes For Life" by contacting Lt. Tiffiany L. Meeks, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Public Affairs Unit 614-752-4195 or
- Take photos including students at the presentation.
- Following the presentations, student role models are encouraged to spread the message within their school using the "5 Minutes for Life" key points.
- Students are encouraged to use social media to promote the importance of living healthy drug-free lives.
- "5 Minutes for Life" represents a tangible way for students and athletes to contribute to a safer Ohio.
- Tag https://www.facebook.com/OhioStateHighwayPatrol
- It's only five minutes for the rest of their life.
To Get Your Points:
- Complete the activity as described above.
- Take photos/video of students participating in the activity.
- Click "Submit Points."
- Upload your photos/video and a brief description of the activity (including the date of completion and any people pictured in the photo). Verify that you are over the age of 16 - OR - I am under the age of 16 and I have completed the Parental Consent Form
- Fill out the online submission COMPLETELY
- Enter the name and email of the submitter
- Include the number of students engaged by this activity
- Multiple individual classroom presentations or school assemblies will only be approved as one submission
- Schools must take new photos with and submit these pictures to earn points again for the current year.
- Points for all award levels will be counted instantaneously, but the Silver Award will not be granted until a participating school has earned the Bronze Award!
Share photos and video to school social media sites
Questions? Contact Jackie Bain, SAFE Delaware County Coalition coordinator jbain@DelawareHealth.org or 740-203-2083