Students Against Destructive Decisions
PMAKid: What is SADD? What does SADD do? Can you tell me about the history of it and how it has changed over the years?
Ms Deanna: SADD stands for Students Against Destructive Decisions. We are based mostly in high schools and middle schools across the country, and we work to prevent, educate, and advocate against the destructive decisions teens face. We were founded in 1981 as Students Against Driving Drunk in Wayland, Massachusetts after two teen tragedies. In 1997, the students in SADD decided that teens face many more issues than just driving drunk, so SADD expanded its mission. Over the past 30 years, we have grown to be the nation’s leading peer-to-peer advocacy organization. We have found that when students talk to students, results happen.