Before December vacation, Students from Be Above headed out to the school parking lots to tie red ribbons on cars. This red ribbon is a friendly reminder to drive sober, buckle up, ride with drivers who are sober and to stay safe today and always.
Be Above is all about being supportive, reaching out, educating others and having a voice around the importance of making awesome choices and staying above the influence.
Be Above is Edmunds Prevention Group. Be Above’s in school group meets every Tuesday during SSS, and Be Above’s after school group meets on Tuesdays, directly following the in school group. The after school group is run by the Burlington Partnership for Healthy Communities, and is part of Edmunds After School program. Any questions? Please feel free to reach out to Angela Halsted, SAP Counselor, email@example.com.
Here are some 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Statistics (YRBS) to share.
According to the Burlington High School 2015 YRBS Results:
12% of 9th Grade BHS Students reported riding with a drinking driver within the past 30 days of taking this survey.
11% of 9th Grade BHS students reported riding with a driver who had been smoking marijuana within the past 30 days of taking this survey.
7% of 9th Grade BHS students reported driving when drinking within the past 30 days of taking this survey.
7% of 9th Grade BHS students drove when smoking marijuana within the past 30 days of taking this survey.
According to the Burlington’s Middle School’s 2015 YRBS Results:
3% of Burlington’s 8th Graders reported never or rarely wearing a seatbelt while riding in a car.
15% of Burlington’s 8th Graders reported that they have ridden in a car driven by someone who had been drinking.