Gem State Academy Students Assist with Second Annual Drug-prevention Rally

Gem State Academy Students Assist with Second Annual Drug-prevention Rally The MX Power Team program brings together more than 1,100 youth from public and private schools to attend a Motocross Drug Prevention Rally. At the end of the school year, Community Crusade Against Drug Abuse (CCADA) sponsors a Drug Prevention Rally for all the schools in the area of southeastern Oregon and western Idaho. The Malheur County Fairground rodeo arena is converted into a motocross race track. Gem State students, other selected public school students and experienced motorcycle riders served as role models. They conducted four powerfully convincing drug use skits, handed out Listen and Winner magazines, the official Seventh-day Adventist temperance journals, MX Power Team souvenir water bottles, and promoted the Adventist health message by reaching out to all the youth attending this event. The special guest speakers for this event were Chris Chapman from Nampa, Idaho, and Marco Belmonte from Richland, Wash. Craig Bonson, CCADA president, said, “This is a culmination of a program many of the schools have been implementing throughout the year. To educate, motivate, and empower is CCADA’s three-step process. Using Winner and Listen in the classroom, more than 500 students read about healthy and drug-free choices each week, as the public school teachers facilitate each session. At the end of each month, students take the magazines home with them so their siblings and parents can read and learn about health, temperance and lifestyle choices. The motivational team brings the 30-foot mobile classroom trailer in to the schools and conducts workshops during school classroom breakout sessions. Our motivational youth ambassadors talk to the students about and demonstrate the harmful effects of tobacco, alcohol and other harmful drugs. They challenge them to make a commitment to be drug-free. This commitment is empowering them to take control of their lives. After signing a commitment card, they receive their own personal commitment card with business discount benefits on the back of the card. Each time they use this card, they will be affirmed in their choice to be drug-free. At the end of the day, a motivational rally is set up, the youth riders ride the motocross motorcycles for the school students, and we affirm the decision to “Say Yes to Life, and Live Life Drug-Free.” Please visit our Web site at www.mxpowerteam.com; or call (208) 230-1888 for more information on how this program can be implemented in your hometown.

Gem State Academy Students

Assist with Second Annual Drug-prevention Rally

The MX Power Team program brings together more than 1,100 youth from public and private schools to attend a Motocross Drug Prevention Rally. At the end of the school year, Community Crusade Against Drug Abuse (CCADA) sponsors a Drug Prevention Rally for all the schools in the area of southeastern Oregon and western Idaho. The Malheur County Fairground rodeo arena is converted into a motocross race track.

Gem State students, other selected public school students and experienced motorcycle riders served as role models. They conducted four powerfully convincing drug use skits, handed out Listen and Winner magazines, the official Seventh-day Adventist temperance journals, MX Power Team souvenir water bottles, and promoted the Adventist health message by reaching out to all the youth attending this event.

The special guest speakers for this event were Chris Chapman from Nampa, Idaho, and Marco Belmonte from Richland, Wash. Craig Bonson, CCADA president, said, “This is a culmination of a program many of the schools have been implementing throughout the year. To educate, motivate, and empower is CCADA’s three-step process. Using Winner and Listen in the classroom, more than 500 students read about healthy and drug-free choices each week, as the public school teachers facilitate each session.

At the end of each month, students take the magazines home with them so their siblings and parents can read and learn about health, temperance and lifestyle choices. The motivational team brings the 30-foot mobile classroom trailer in to the schools and conducts workshops during school classroom breakout sessions.

Our motivational youth ambassadors talk to the students about and demonstrate the harmful effects of tobacco, alcohol and other harmful drugs. They challenge them to make a commitment to be drug-free. This commitment is empowering them to take control of their lives. After signing a commitment card, they receive their own personal commitment card with business discount benefits on the back of the card. Each time they use this card, they will be affirmed in their choice to be drug-free.

At the end of the day, a motivational rally is set up, the youth riders ride the motocross motorcycles for the school students, and we affirm the decision to “Say Yes to Life, and Live Life Drug-Free.” Please visit our Web site at www.mxpowerteam.com; or call (208) 230-1888 for more information on how this program can be implemented in your hometown.

August 01, 2005 / Idaho Conference
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