Raiders Against Destructive Decisions (RADD), the student substance abuse prevention club at Nathan Hale High School, was recognized as one of the top teams presenting their year-long projects during this year's Washington Prevention Spring Youth Forum. According to an article in the summer edition of the FOCUS newsletter, RADD ". . . also fought marijuana use in their school by publicizing the effects of marijuana through a town hall meeting, an emphasis week and a carnival." Many of the prevention clubs, including the grand prize winners from Seattle's Asian Counseling and Referral Services, focused on the problem of marijuana use among teenagers.
RADD, and other youth substance abuse prevention clubs, play an important role in communities working to support healthy choices among teenagers. Congratulations to RADD for their outstanding prevention work during the 2011-12 school year!