Fairborn Daily Herald
FAIRBORN — Fairborn High School and Baker Middle School Student Ambassadors have started the “5 Minutes for Life” campaign, which is aimed to help prevent drug abuse before it starts.
The “5 Minutes for Life” campaign is a key component of Ohio’s youth drug prevention initiative — Start Talking. Governor John Kasich and First Lady Karen Kasich created the program in 2014 to help prevent drug abuse before it begins.
The Student Ambassadors of Fairborn City Schools are meeting with class officers and freshman focus leaders and will be reaching out to all clubs and sports teams at both schools. The Student Ambassadors are extending the reach to student leaders throughout the district to empower students to help one another to make good choices. Students sign a pledge card and will share information with other students in the schools in order to encourage each other through peer interaction and leadership to make good choices in life.
The Student Ambassadors are also reaching out via social media. Regular posts can be found on the school district’s Twitter and Facebook pages. Lieutenant Doug Eck from the Xenia Post of the State Highway Patrol has been visiting with Fairborn students this week to talk to students about leadership and the value of positive peer interaction. With the message and pledge, Fairborn City School officials want the program to grow and serve as a positive resource for students.
If one student can be a voice of reason when a difficult decision is being made, collectively students can save lives and impact the future for their peers.
With the increased use and abuse of drugs in the Fairborn community, FCS officials are encouraging the youth to be strong advocates for making good decisions and to reach out to their friends and classmates and encourage good decision making on a peer to peer level.
The “Take 5” Campaign will be included as part of the Student Ambassador program for the entire school year.