During the month of November, SRSLY asks Dexter youth to think about their “anti-drugs,” which are people or things in their lives that help them to stay drug-free. The SRSLY Anti-Drug Media Contest is aimed at raising the profile of kids making healthy decisions and avoiding drugs and alcohol. Using poems, posters, videos, or any other form of media, students will share their anti-drugs with the community.
Students from Creekside Intermediate, Mill Creek, and Dexter High School can submit entries into their school’s main office. The due date is Friday, November 20th by the end of the school day. Members of the SRSLY Youth Steering Committee (YSC) will vote on the top five entries from each grade and those students will win cool prizes and SRSLY swag.
SRSLY staff visited Creekside during lunch on Friday November 6th and had more than 200 responses to the question “What’s your anti-drug?” on the banner below.
Staff will visit lunch at Mill Creek on Wednesday, November 11th to complete a similar banner. There will also be a youth meeting the same day from 3-4:30pm in the Creekside Cafeteria and any student in 5th grade or above can join the fun.
An anti-drug can be an activity, a special person, a certain place, a specific goal, or simply the knowledge of how drugs hurt your body, mind, and life. By asking students to think about what is really important to them, and to share that with the community promotes positive, healthy behaviors, and reinforces good decisions.