5 Minutes for Life

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 tlmeeks@dps.ohio.gov
  • 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.
Submission Instructions: 

To Get Your Points:

  1. Complete the activity as described above.
  2. Take photos/video of students participating in the activity.
  3. Click "Submit Points."
  4. 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
  5. Fill out the online submission COMPLETELY
  6. Enter the name and email of the submitter  
  7. Include the number of students engaged by this activity
  8. Multiple individual classroom presentations or school assemblies will only be approved as one submission
  9. Schools must take new photos with and submit these pictures to earn points again for the current year. 
  10. 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  

            Facebook     #ReduceTeenCrashesDelCoOH

            Twitter         @ReduceOHCrashes 

            Instagram    @reduceteencrashesdelcooh

Questions? Contact Jackie Bain, SAFE Delaware County Coalition coordinator jbain@DelawareHealth.org or 740-203-2083