Middle School Program

The middle/junior high school program is available now for any school that wants to use it during the 2017-2018 school year. Students are shown a video designed to teach students in grades 5-8 the dangers of drug and alcohol use. A high school student or teacher can then lead a discussion with the middle school students to help them understand that not everyone in high school drinks. Students are then given the opportunity to sign a pledge card to remain safe and sober.

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Step 1: Register

Register your school online for our 2017-2018 program. Program materials including the video, online pledge card option and other resources will be made available immediately after your school signs up. You will receive a confirmation email after registering your school.

Step 2: Receive

Each registered middle school will receive a school kit in the mail. This kit will contain all of the materials that you will need to successfully implement the program at your school. You may also decide to utilize the online school platform that will feature an online version of our video and an online pledge card option for your students. 

At this point, you can decide what day you will plan your Safe and Sober program. While most middle/junior high schools plan their program for Red Ribbon Week, it is not required. You may want to utilize the program during Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (Jan. 22-28) or during April which is Alcohol Awareness Month. We just ask that you plan to host your program at some point during the 2017-2018 school year. 

Step 3: Rally

Play the video presentation in an assembly or in individual classrooms. Just be sure that ALL students watch the video. After the presentation, pass out pledge cards and give each student the opportunity to sign one. Collect all of the signed pledge cards. You may also decide to utilize the unique link found on your school profile page to allow students to pledge online using their phones or computers. 

Feel free to make the program work best for your school. We encourage you to take advantage of the discussion and activity guides located online and in your school kit. These are designed to be used as a supplement to the Safe and Sober video. 

Step 4: Report

Count all of the collected pledge cards, or check online to see how many students have taken the pledge. A pledge counts if it has a valid signature at least one box checked. Report your school's pledge rate on our website, or by mailing in the pledge reporting card found in the School Kit. 

Step 5: Reward

All participating middle/junior high schools that complete the program and report pledge rates will be eligible to win cash prizes!

Sign up to watch our new 2017-2018 Safe and Sober drug prevention video.

This video is designed to teach students the consequences of using drugs, as well as healthy ways of managing stress. 

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