SADD Chapter (Students Against Destructive Decisions)

Register a 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.

Sponsoring SADD chapters continue to endorse a firm "No Use" message related to use of alcohol and other drugs.

Chapter projects may include peer-led classes and theme-focused forums, teen workshops, conferences and rallies, prevention education and leadership training, awareness-raising activities and legislative work.

Independent studies have shown that students in schools with an established SADD chapter are more aware of, and informed, about the risks of underage drinking, other drug use, and impaired driving.

Students in schools with a SADD chapter are also more likely to hold attitudes reflecting positive reasons not to use alcohol.

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.

Ohio SADD offers many special activities such as

  • “Text Less Live More”
  • SADD DAY at the Q (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Annual Ohio Teen Driver Safety Summit.

Ohio SADD Chapters also have access to many

  • Contests
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Scholarships

How to register 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"". 

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.


Ohio SADD Coordinator, Teresa Carper, c/o 340 Sylvan Circle, Circleville, OH 43113 (740) 466-470

Submission Instructions: 

    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.

    To Get Your Points:

    1.  Click "Submit Your Points" at this website.

    2.  Fill out the online submission COMPLETELY:

    • Tell us about the activity you completed: Describe the activity that was completed including the date of completion and any people pictured in the photo.
    • Select your high school
    • Select the activity completed.
    • If you don't know, leave this field blank and we'll do our best to sort it for you!
    • If this event may fall in to more than one activity you may select only one.
    • If this activity does not fit any activity listed then submit it for “BONUS POINTS”
    • Enter your email & name to identify yourself as the submitter.
    • What documentation do you have? 
    • Students must be included in ALL documentation.
    • Upload your school's photo(s), video or other documentation of students involved in the activity.  
    • Please upload photo(s) right-side-up.
    • Attachments to add a file Enter a YouTube URL to submit a video
    • Verify that all individuals pictured have read and agree to the photo release.
    • 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
    • Rate this activity
    • Include the number of students engaged by this activity

    3.  Schools must take new photos with and submit these pictures to earn points again for the current year. 

    4.  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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