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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Civil Rights, Leadership Development, Mental Health

Mission:

Students for Sensible Drug Policy is an international grassroots network of students who are concerned about the impact drug abuse has on our communities, but who also know that the War on Drugs is failing our generation and our society.

SSDP mobilizes and empowers young people to participate in the political process, pushing for sensible policies to achieve a safer and more just future, while fighting back against counterproductive Drug War policies, particularly those that directly harm students and youth.

Programs: In 2007 SSDP expanded our Campus Change Campaign, designed to help SSDP activists change punitive drug policies on their campuses. With training from the SSDP national staff, over the course of the year many SSDP chapters ran highly successful campaigns: The University of California - Berkeley SSDP chapter convinced their student government to create a scholarship fund for students who lose their financial aid due to a drug conviction.

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Rating: 5

SSDP creates safe spaces for students to have honest conversations about drugs and drug policy. The people I have met through this organization are absolutely inspirational, they are young, smart, professional, driven, and eager to change the world for the better.