Project Sticker Shock
Project Sticker Shock is a community awareness campaign designed to educate adults who might purchase alcohol and illegally provide it to minors. The project unites youth, business owners, parents and law enforcement in a partnership striving for a common goal: to reduce underage drinking. During Project Sticker Shock, students use posters and bright green stickers that read “It is illegal for any person 21 or older to purchase/provide alcohol to minors. Fines are up to $2,500 or 1 year in jail. SRSLYstockbridge.org,” to deter adults from buying alcohol for minors. Stickers are placed on cases of beer and wine coolers, and offered to staff to wear for the day. Posters are placed in store entryways to help increase awareness and demonstrate each business’s commitment to keeping alcohol out of the hands of minors. The event takes place two times per year: during the weeks leading up to Stockbridge High School’s Homecoming in the fall, and Prom in the spring.
Thank you to the following businesses for participating in Project Sticker Shock!
- 52 Mart / BP Station
- Dollar General
- Gregory Market
- Ransom's Food Center
- Stockbridge Shell
- Unadilla General Store
“What’s Your Anti-Drug?” Media Contest
During National Red Ribbon Week, SRSLY ask Stockbridge kids to think about the things in their lives that help them stay drug-free. An “anti-drug” can be anything – something you do for fun, someone you care about, a goal you are working towards, or knowledge of how drugs hurt your body, mind, and life. Using any form of media, students answer the question “What’s Your Anti-Drug?”
The Anti-Drug Media Contest spreads the message that kids in Stockbridge have many positive activities and influences in their lives that help them stay away from drugs. Their anti-drug posters, poems, videos, and stories tell the community that they have way too many good things going for them to mess up their lives with drugs or alcohol.
Positive Social Norms
Most kids in Stockbridge make healthy choices, and stay substance-free throughout middle and high school. But that’s not always how it seems. In fact, even though most Stockbridge teens don’t use drugs or alcohol, many assume “everyone is doing it.” More than half of teens in Stockbridge overestimate the number of kids their age that use drugs or alcohol.
The goal of SRSLY’s positive social norms campaign is to correct the misperception that “everyone” is doing it. Positive social norms showcase all the great things about Stockbridge teens, and reinforce the good decisions they’re making. Like the fact that 8 out of 10 Stockbridge teens enjoy spending time with their parents.
Drugs 101: What Parents Want to Know
Educators from Saint Joseph Mercy Health System travel to Stockbridge to educate parents, grandparents, coaches, teachers and administrators about the various forms of drugs and the peer pressures facing students to use them. The presentation is titled Drugs 101:What Parents Want to Know and is sponsored by SRSLY Stockbridge. This two-hour presentation starts at 6:30pm, when participants will enter a mock bedroom of a teenager that has been set up to resemble a teenage drug user’s room. Participants are asked to identify drug and alcohol related paraphernalia that have been placed within the room. Throughout the presentation, more than 70 trendy drug and alcohol indicators will be unveiled to show how some adolescents hide drug and alcohol use. Signs, symptoms and current trends of alcohol, prescription drugs, marijuana, inhalants, tobacco and several other substances will be presented. The program will include demonstrations to help adults initiate conversations with adolescents and teens.The goal of this program is to empower participants with the knowledge they need to spot warning signs of drug abuse in time to intervene and/or prevent it.