Southeast Georgia Strike Force Tar Wars Launched in Savannah

Statewide Manager, Tar Wars Education Abbey Carr and PE and Health Program Coordinator Ashely Tremble-Scott organize kits for school distribution at the SCCPSS Central Office.

The Georgia Healthy Family Alliance is raising an initial fundraising goal of $250,000 in the Savannah/Statesboro (Southeast) Georgia Strike Force.  While we are over half-way to our fundraising goal, we have already launched our efforts to divert children from ever taking their first puff of any tobacco or vaping products.

At the beginning of March, 123 Tar Wars classroom kits were hand-delivered to the Savannah Chatham County Public School System Board of Education offices to be distributed to 30 schools across the district.  By the end of March, 3,690 4th and 5th grade students will participate in our tobacco, nicotine and vape prevention program given by over 30 Tar Wars trained physical education and health educators throughout the school system.

All funds raised for our Strike Forces go directly back into the community.  Please click here to make a donation to the capital campaign and to a specific Strike Force.

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

There are two ways to 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 March and April.  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.  Email Abbey Carr at for resources and information on how to get connected.