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C.H.A.M.P.S. Choosing Healthily Activities and Methods Promoting Safety logo

"To provide an educational program for Georgia's youth, which provides guidance, and the skills, ability, and knowledge to be safe, healthy, and happy, in preparation for a successful life."

C.H.A.M.P.S. is a twelve-week program that targets fifth graders.  The program was designed by the Georgia  Sheriff’s Association and stands for Choosing Healthily Activities and Methods Promoting Safety. C.H.A.M.P.S. promotes child participation in health activities that are drug and alcohol-free, non-violent, and promote safety. Some of the course programs include Alcohol Awareness; Drug Awareness; Choices and Consequences; Positive Alternatives; Vehicle Safety; and Seat Belt Usage.

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:

  • Internet Safety
  • Bullying (Gangs, Violence, Peer Pressure, Choices, and Consequences)
  • Alcohol
  • Drugs (Marijuana, Methamphetamine, Cocaine, and Prescription Drug Abuse)
  • Outdoor Activities (ATV Safety, Fishing, Hunting and Firearm Safety)
  • C.H.A.M.P.S. Project (Essay / Poster Contest)

 The C.H.A.M.P.S. program is run by Deputy Diane Duncan who is also the Long County Middle School Resource Officer.