The SMART Moves (Skills Mastery and Resistance Training) prevention/education program addresses problems such as drug and alcohol use. More than simply emphasizing a "Say No" message, the program teaches young people how to say no. The ultimate goal: to promote abstinence from substance abuse through the practice of responsible behavior.
What is S.M.A.R.T. Moves?
Each child that is enrolled in the Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Alabama is given the chance to be a part of this program. This year, we have given the opportunity for each fourth, and fifth grade student at Ozark City Schools to take part of this program. Fourth, fifth, and sixth grade at Ariton and G.W. Long have also had the same opportunity.
Who do we Serve?
What's Happening this Week?
During SMART Moves, Students learn about different ways to handle peer pressure. At the end of the program they make a commercial to act out different peer pressure scenarios and ways to refuse. Below are our top three commercials.
In this scenario, one student is trying to pressure another student into "stealing" a shirt. The student refusing use multiple ways to say no, no matter how hot the pressure got.
In this scenario, students are bullying another student for not going for the same team as the others do. In the end, one student speaks up and tries to have everyone meet in the middle.
In this scenario, students are bullying a substitute teacher. One student speaks and ask them to stop. The message behind this commercial is to never be afraid to speak up.
Students will test their knowledge of all the lessons learned about bullying, peer pressure, and alcohol/tobacco avoidance in a "Deal or No Deal game format.