What We’re Up To

 

Cole’s Warriors is committed to providing knowledge regarding the consequences and dangers of prescription drug abuse and to effect and sustain school culture change. This is accomplished through education, reducing the availability of Rx drugs though proper storage and disposal, offering teens a peer pressure release valve regarding the use of drugs  while equipping them with refusal skills, and providing an anonymous avenue of reporting drug use and distribution in our schools and community.

We accomplish our mission through the following programs and outreaches:

Education

  •         School wide assemblies
  •         Health classes
  •         Community groups

Voluntary Drug Screening Program

  • Purpose is two-fold: give students a reason to keep saying "NO" to drug use, and to provide dialogue opportunities for parents
  • Drug-free pledge and contract is signed between Cole's Warriors, the student, and the parent
  • Results are confidential and only given to parents
  • As schools are not involved in the program, they are not privy to results. Therefore no school punishment is given for a positive result

TipSubmit

  • TipSubmit is a mobile app which allows tipsters to anonymously report to local law enforcement
  • The ability to anonymously report drug activity in schools empowers students to maintain control of their environment
  • http://www.tipsoft.com/index.asp?P=TipSubmitMobile

 

SHAWC:  Sending Humanity a Wake-up Call

  • SHAWC is a teen-led social awareness and prevention group at Tecumseh High School. Its focus is on empowering  its members to be positive role models for their peers while facilitating their ability to express their voice on issues such as Rx drug abuse, bullying, alcohol abuse, and driving safety

Permanent Drug Drop Off Boxes

  • 70% of abused Rx drugs are received from a friend or loved one
  • Unwanted and unneeded medication that are properly stored or disposed of will not make their way into the hands of those at risk of abuse