Students from East County recently learned more about the
dangers of tobacco and started planning smoking-prevention activities for their
schools at the annual Teens Kick Ash event.
The half-day event was organized by the San Diego County
Office of Education (SDCOE) and featured presentations and performances from
the Mad Science of San Diego after-school program, Rubio Studio’s CREW, and CASA
for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods.
Middle and high school students attended from the Santee
School District and Grossmont Union High School District. They spent some of
the day creating anti-tobacco campaigns for their schools to recognize the
Great American SmokeOut on Nov. 19.
“The day is a combination of education, fun, and
tobacco-prevention planning,” said Jim Crittenden, a project specialist with