Tar Wars Educates Over 2200 Banks County Students in May

Assistant Superintendent Joy Edwards and Holly Koochel, school social worker, coordinated with our team to bring the Tar Wars tobacco, nicotine, and vaping prevention program to elementary, middle, and high school students in Banks County. 

Tar Wars presenters GAFP medical student members, Dominique Munroe and Najeeb Siddiq, presented the program at Banks County Middle School and High School. The team reached over 1500 6th-12th graders and providing much needed information on the negative effects of tobacco, nicotine and vape product use as well as cessation resources.

In addition, Tar Wars curriculum kits were delivered to 700 elementary students at Banks County Elementary School.  The Tar Wars program will be presented by Melissa Hicks to help elementary students learn the facts about tobacco and nicotine use. The goal is to stop children and teens before they consider smoking or vaping.

We look forward to a continued partnership with Banks County Schools as we strive to make the next generation smoke and vape free!

Want to bring the Tar Wars program to kids in your community?

There are two ways that you can partner with Tar Wars:

  1. Become a Tar Wars presenter!  Program Q & A and Presenter Training Sessions are available every Wednesday and Thursday from 12:15-12:45 pm through the months of May and June.  Click HERE to sign up.
  2. Become a Tar Wars champion in your community! Are you connected to your area principal, school board and/or school nurses and health educators?  Would you love to see students in your local school systems receive the Tar Wars program?  We would love that, too.  Please connect us with your area school leaders so that we can spread our anti-tobacco and anti-vaping message to students across our state.  Please email Abbey Carr at acarr@gafp.org for resources and information on how to get connected.