HAZLETON AREA HIGH SCHOOL SADD CLUB

                               sadd SADD was founded on the simple philosophy that young people, empowered to help each other, are the most effective force in prevention. For more than a quarter-century, SADD has been recognized as a national leader in alcohol and drug education and prevention. In every community, the world of teenagers becomes more and more complex. Substance abuse, violence, suicide, negative influences on body image, and glorification of lowered value standards are threats to teens’ well-being. With its expansion of focus to include destructive decisions outside of solely drinking and driving, SADD has become the premier youth-based education and prevention organization in America and maintains the ability to play a leading role in effective, evidence-based prevention programming.

     Advisors- Kim Baronio and Michele Medek

    Not On Tobacco® (N-O-T) is the American Lung Association's voluntary quit smoking program for teens ages 14 – 19. Over the 10-week program, participants learn to identify their reasons for smoking, healthy alternatives to tobacco use and people who will support them in their efforts to quit. Learn more about N-O-T.
    November 6-12
    Drowsy Driving Prevention Week

    The National Sleep Foundation’s Drowsy Driving Prevention Week® encourages everyone to prioritize sleep and drive when they are alert and refreshed. Now in the 15th year of our annual campaign, our goal is to help people get the sleep they need and reduce the number of drivers who choose to drive while sleep deprived.

    Together, we can help people drive alert and work to prevent thousands of motor vehicle crashes each year.


    November 13

    World Kindness Day

    The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation | World Kindness Day®


    November 17

    Great American Smokeout

    The American Cancer Society sponsors the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November (November 17), challenging smokers to give up cigarettes for 24 hours. If you or a loved one smokes cigarettes, consider joining the movement, and take the first step toward quitting cigarettes forever!



    1. Make a plan

      Learn about options to curb cravings and get your support system ready to help you through hard times. If you're trying to help someone else quit, check out some ways to ensure you're doing it the right way.

    2. Get rid of anything smoking-related

      It's the perfect day to remove all smoking-related items from your home. Remove all cigarettes, ashtrays, and lighters from your car and workplace as well. Also consider stocking up on substitutes like gum and crunchy snacks.

    3. Reflect on your smoking past

      If you've tried to quit before, the Great American Smokeout is a good time to reflect on your past attempts. Think about why those attempts didn't work, and go back to the drawing board for the next time around. 

     NJM Distracted Driving Contest 2021
     Check out the winning public service announcement created by Megan Kernis of the Hazleton Area High School. 

    Hazleton Area School District Zen Den

    This virtual calming space was designed as a place for students, parents and teacher to explore multiple resources to improve their emotional health and wellbeing. During overwhelming times in our life, it is important that we find ways to relax and de-stress. Take time for yourself.



    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    Suicide Hotline




    The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.




    Crisis Text Line

    Crisis Text Line

    Text PA to 741741 


    The Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis.  Text "PA" to 741741 to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.  Crisis Text Line trains volunteers to support people in crisis.


    The Trevor Project

    trevor project



    The Trevor Project is a national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth with trained counselors on hand. 


    National Domestic Abuse Hotline

    domestic violence hotline




    Free and safe 24 hours a day seven days a week.