SADD, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   2 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Mental Health, Crime & Law

Location: 255 Main Street Ste 208 Marlborough MA 01752 USA

Mission: For 30 years, SADD has been committed to empowering young people to lead education and prevention initiatives within their schools and communities. Founded as Students Against Driving Drunk in 1981 in Wayland, Massachusetts, SADD has grown to become the nation''s leading peer-to-peer youth education, prevention, and activism organization with nearly 10,000 chapters in middle schools, high schools, and colleges. In 1997, in response to requests from SADD students themselves, SADD expanded its mission and name and now sponsors chapters called Students Against Destructive Decisions. SADD continues to endorse a firm ''No Use'' message related to the use of alcohol and other drugs. With its expanded focus, SADD now highlights prevention of all destructive behaviors and attitudes that are harmful to young people, including underage drinking, substance abuse, risky and impaired driving, teen violence and suicide.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I first became affiliated with SADD as a Corporate Executive supporting SADD teens in our local high schools . Now I am fortunate to be a Board Member which has given me the opportunity to support teens nationwide in their efforts to make positive life choices despite the overwhelming negative pressures in our society. SADD teens are leaders amongst their peers and I am so proud to have this opportunity to encourage their leadership.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Rating: 5 stars  

12 people found this review helpful

I've found that there are a lot of great organizations out there, but when it comes to SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions, founded in 1981 as Students Against Driving Drunk) there is something different. Nationwide, SADD has more than ten thousand chapters made up of teens helping teens make positive decisions. SADD is not just an organization, it's a lifestyle. In a day and age where some teens struggle to make the right choices, SADD has empowered me to live above the peer pressure and live the "No-Use " lifestyle that millions of other teens in the SADD family are living each and everyday.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my everyday life. SADD has taught me to stay true to my values despite the peer-pressure. I know that the lifestyle I am leading will allow me to have a bright and healthy future.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

meeting hundreds of other teens who share my lifestyle. These friends are accepting for who I am, and they truly care about who I am. I know they are striving to be above the influence and make the same decisions I am.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

AWESOME. These staff members became family. They are caring adults who want to be part of my life, who care about my future, and serve as role models. Their energy and passion for the organization help to make the organization the special "family" it is.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change 10 million lives. The beautiful part of SADD is teens are the voice, feet, and power of the organization. We are the ones spreading the no-use message to our friends and peers. I cannot think of a better investment.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

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