The Nation's Premier Youth Health & Safety Organization
The Nation's Premier Youth Health & Safety Organization


How to Start or Register a SADD Chapter

There is no cost to SADD chapter.  See details below:

To start and be recognized as an official SADD chapter, the minimum requirements must be met:

  • Chapter must believe in the vision, mission, and values of SADD
  • Chapter must adhere to all policies and support all positions of SADD
  • Chapters must be based in a school or nonprofit community organization
  • Chapters must have at least one adult advisor that is an employee of a school or nonprofit organization and two students to fill the role of President and Vice President
  • Chapters must register with the SADD national office every year* and provide current contact information.
  • All chapters must use SADD in the chapter name, after their school or organization name.  Example: “Nashoba Valley High SADD” or “North YMCA SADD” are acceptable.
  • Using other organization’s name without the SADD mark, changing the words “Students Against Destructive Decisions”, altering the logo, or operating using any other chapter name is not allowed.
    Example:  Scorpions Against Destructive Decisions or Teens Against Distracted Driving etc.

*To be recognized as an official SADD chapter, registration must be renewed and all information must be up to date before the start of each school year.  This valuable information allows us to share important news and opportunities with you.  It also gives us critical data about the SADD network that helps us draw attention to the issues we care about and support requests for program funding.

SADD safety fair
Learn more about what a SADD chapter does!
2016/17 Programming Calendar SADD Chapter Power Start Up Packet

ANNUAL REGISTRATION  August 1 – July 30 of each year.  Chapters are required to register at the start of each school year.

If you are having trouble registering through the online portal, please feel free to use this SADD Chapter Registration Form (pdf)  SADD Chapter Registration Form

Upon completion of the online registration/renewal, the advisor on record will receive a confirmation email with the SADD Certificate of Chapter Recognition for the current school year along with a ton of startup materials and other valuable information to keep your chapter going strong all year long!    Thank you for being part of SADD Nation!

Events for SADD chapters

160913_SADD_2017NtnlConf_Logo_RBG2017 National Conference on Youth Health & Safety
June 25-28, 2017 – Tampa, FL
Registration opens October 2016








SADD’s strength lies in numbers. To demonstrate our impact as SADD Nation, all chapters will conduct campaigns and activities at the same time of year, we call it being SADD STRONG!
The SADD national office with the help of its many partners around the country have developed a collection of THREE programs that target SADD’s three core issue areas. (Traffic Safety, Substance Abuse, and Personal Health & Safety).  Implementing these programs also qualifies chapters for the WE ARE SADD STRONG Achievement and Recognition Program!

  • OctoberRock the Belt, in conjunction with National Teen Driver Safety Week
  • FebruarySADD Shines Week, held to celebrate SADD students and all you do and promote personal health and safety
  • April –  It Worth The Risk?, in conjunction with Alcohol Awareness Month

All SADD STRONG programs are comprised of an activity guide, packed with relevant activity ideas and media templates.  Chapters may also purchase a starter kit for Rock the Belt, filled with starter supplies and the t-shirts needed for the suggested activities. The activity guides aim to target three core constituencies: schools, parents, and communities.