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SWAT Members Took Time to Celebrate!
August 31, 2022

SWAT, or Students Working Against Tobacco, is a youth coalition whose mission is to mobilize, educate and equip Florida’s youth to revolt against and de-glamorize Big Tobacco. The SWAT Chapter in Indian River County has partnered with local organization, Substance Abuse Free Indian River (SAFIR) to empower local youth to educate peers and the community.

This quarter, students and advisors took the time to celebrate the accomplishments of our SWAT leaders over the past school year. Students were recognized for their efforts on advocacy, coordinating local events, and attending the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America Mid-Year Training. In addition to the celebration, SWAT leaders have started recruiting new members for the new school year.

The SWAT Chapter in Indian River County understands how important ommunity engagement is to their cause. Students throughout the county volunteer hours of their time each month to focus on educating the community on the mission of SWAT and the dangers associated with tobacco use. This quarter, SWAT leaders attended local meetings and events within the community and collaborated with local organizations. For the upcoming year, SWAT will continue to have a presence at local community events. SWAT clubs will also continue their work on advocacy skills through club-based projects.

Students Working Against Tobacco has current clubs at Indian River Charter High School, Storm Grove Middle School, and Boys and Girls Club of Vero Beach. The program is open to all Indian River County youth who are in grades 6-12.