Teens around the state participate in SADD conference - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Teens around the state participate in SADD conference

By Ashley Conroy

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) -- Student officers from around the state that are part of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) gathered at the Jackson Convention Complex on Thursday to learn about avoiding bad decisions.

Several workshops took place including one on seat belt safety that was a hands-on demonstration where students sat in a machine that allowed them to feel what an accident is like going 5mph.

About 600 total guests attended the event where 27 middle and high school students from around the state participated.

The goal is for these student officers to bring back what they learned to their peers and set an example for students not to make destructive decisions.

State program coordinator for SADD Robin Layton said, "The goal is to help those who have taken on the challenge of leading at their schools to make a difference,"

We will have full details on the event in tonight's 5 and 6 o'clock reports on WLBT news.


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