To provide an educational program to Georgia’s youth, which provides guidance, and the skills, ability and knowledge to be safe, healthy, and happy, in preparation for a successful life.
Today’s students face dangers older generations could not have imagined. Choosing Healthy Activities and Methods Promoting Safety (C.H.A.M.P.S.) was founded in 2003 by the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association to address these urgent challenges.
You can support C.H.A.M.P.S. by making a donation to the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association.
The flexible, twelve-week program includes a weekly hour-long lesson from a C.H.A.M.P.S.-certified deputy sheriff. Subject matter includes:
- Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Abuse Prevention
- Boating/Swimming Safety
- Hunting/Gun Safety
- Gangs and Violence
- Peer Pressure
- And Much More!
The target audience is fifth graders, and the program is tailored to meet the unique needs of students in each county so they resist self-destructive behavior. Good behavior is positively reinforced through fun, rewarding activities.