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Choosing Healthy Alternatives Program

Our 5th-grade students are participating in C.H.A.M.P.S this year.  Students will participate in one lesson per week until the end of the semester.  The program is sponsored by the Tift County Sheriff's Department.  Information about the program is shown below:: 

MISSION STATEMENT: "To provide an educational program for Georgia's youth, which provides guidance, and the skills, ability and knowledge to be safe, healthy and happy in preparation for a successful life."

C.H.A.M.P.S. is a twelve-week recommended program that targets fifth & sixth graders and is taught by deputies who have successfully completed the C.H.A.M.P.S. instructor training.  This program was designed by the Georgia Sheriff's Association in 2003 to address the urgent challenges that today's youth encounter.

The C.H.A.M.P.S. program has been proven very effective across the state of Georgia and simply stands for Choosing Healthy Activities and Methods Promoting Safety. This program promotes child participation in health activities that are drug and alcohol-free, non-violent, and promotes safety. Some of the course programs include Alcohol Awareness; Drug Awareness; Choices and Consequences; Positive Alternatives; Vehicle Safety; and Seat Belt Usage.


A C.H.A.M.P.S. graduation will be held to honor our students. See more photos on our Facebook page.