On March 18, Medical College of Georgia student Samantha Summers, and trained Tar Wars presenter, spoke to 125 high school students at Jeff Davis High School in Hazlehurst. The presentation was coordinated by Cindy Corbitt, family and consumer sciences instructor at JDHS.
Students learned of the health, behavioral and social impacts of using tobacco, nicotine and vaping products and were also provided with cessation information and support. Many thanks to Ms. Corbitt for working with our team to coordinate this valuable presentation and for helping to educate students with this important message.
Want to bring the Tar Wars program to kids in your community?
There are 2 ways that you can help:
- Become a Tar Wars presenter! Program Q & A and Presenter Training Sessions are available every Wednesday and Thursday from 12:15-12:45 pm in April. Typically, Tar Wars is for 4th and 5th grades, but GHFA/ GAFP can work with schools desiring anti-tobacco/ vaping education for children K-12. Click HERE to sign up.
- Become a Tar Wars champion in your community! Are you connected to your area principal, school board and/or school nurses and health educators? Would you love to see students in your local school systems receive the Tar Wars program? We would love that, too! Please connect us with your area school leaders so that we can spread our anti-tobacco and anti-vaping message to students across our state. Please email Abbey Carr at firstname.lastname@example.org for resources and information on how to get connected.