SADD Chapter (Students Against Destructive Decisions)

Have an active S.A.D.D. Chapter at your high school.

  • SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) has become the nation’s dominant peer-to-peer youth education and prevention organization with thousands of chapters in middle schools, high schools, and colleges.
  • SADD highlights prevention of all destructive behaviors and attitudes that are harmful to young people, including underage drinking, substance abuse, impaired driving, violence, and suicide.
  • SADD’s unique approach involves young people delivering education and prevention messages to their peers through school- and community-wide activities and campaigns responsive to the needs of their particular locations.

To complete this activity

Step One

Register your student group as a SADD Chapter:

  • Ask about the process at your school to start a school club/activity.
  • SADD Chapters function as school clubs/activities.
  • Identify leaders within your high school who are interested in starting a SADD chapter.
  • Begin by requesting participation from other club presidents, leaders, and team captains. 
  • Find an advisor.  Schools require a faculty or staff member to serve as the sponsor of a school club.
  • You may also register a current student group as a S.A.D.D. Chapter to complement the activities of that group.
  • Register Your SADD Chapter on the new SADD Portal by going  to
  • Fill out all required portions of the online web form and click ""Submit Registration"".

Step Two

Qualify as a SADD chapter in your high school by completing the following:

  • Scheduling an initial meeting for club leaders;
  • Coordinating a recruiting event to promote interest in club membership within your institution;
  • Creating (at least) one social media account dedicated to your club (Ex: Facebook or Twitter)
  • Coordinating (at least) one community service project focused on raising awareness against destructive decisions (Ex: Produce a Public Service Announcement, participate in a radio interview, sponsor a walk-run event in support of safe driving);
  • Produce a calendar of meetings that will occur over the course of the academic year.
  • Preliminary points will be given after the completion of these initial steps.


  • Following the awarding of preliminary points, the Club must provide a year-end summary of meeting minutes/notes and club activity at the conclusion of the academic year
  • Note: points given initially for club formation may be reclined if the Club is not deemed to have demonstrated adequate community activity over the course of its inaugural year.

Ohio Students Against Destructive Decisions

Ohio SADD is a part of the SADD National Office and funded by NHTSA through the Ohio Department of Public Safety/Traffic Safety Office. 

Ohio SADD serves chapters and schools in the 88 counties that make up the state of Ohio, and focuses on traffic safety initiatives and other SADD programming. 

Ohio SADD also serves as the Coordinator for the Ohio Teen Driver Safety Coalition.


Teresa Carper. Ohio SADD Coordinator,  740) 466-4700,  Email:

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. Fill out the online submission COMPLETELY
    5. Enter the name and email of the submitter  
    6. Upload your photos/video and a brief description of the activity (including the date of completion and any people pictured in the photo).
    7. Schools must take new photos with and submit these pictures to earn points again for the current year. 
    8. 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!

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