PowerofYouth Student Leader Toolkit

At MADD, we know that our hopes for a safer future are riding on you. Did you know that teen alcohol use kills about 4,300 people each year, more than all illegal drugs combined? By getting today’s youth off to a good start, we are taking a giant step toward fulfilling our vision of a nation without drunk driving. That's where you come in! We want to say THANK YOU! Thank you for taking a stand, setting the example and making the commitment not to drink until the age of 21 and to never ride with someone who has been drinking. MADD is excited to provide you this toolkit in order to help prevent underage drinking and the many lives lost as a result each year. The activities and information within this toolkit is great to use around Red Ribbon Week, Homecoming, sports games, fall festivals, parties and holiday breaks or Halloween. U S E Y O U R P O W E R . T A K E A S T A N D . P A R T N E R W I T H M A D D . Ending drunk driving begins with preventing underage drinking.

Included in this toolkit:

Know the facts!

Important facts about the dangers of underage drinking and marijuana use.


Healthy self-care tips that don't involve drugs or alcohol.


How to know if your friend has a problem & what to do about it.

Be an example.

Show how you are coping in an alcohol- & drug-free way.

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