Giving Back to Howard County with the Life Skills Class

Since I moved to Howard County in fifth grade, I have been able to grow up—through elementary, middle, and high school—in this community. Now that I am over halfway done with college, I have had time to reflect on my experiences in the Howard County Public School System. Looking for a way to give back…

FREE Life Skills Classes for Howard County Students

FREE Life Skills Classes for Howard County Students

FREE and back by popular demand!!! Life Skills Training for Middle School Students 15 FREE online sessions to begin on January 27, 2021 HC DrugFree is providing another series of FUN and interactive skills-based classes designed to promote positive health and personal development. This “Middle School” curriculum was designed for students in grades 6 to…

KNOW Connection: Scavenger Hunt Slideshow and Results

KNOW Connection: Scavenger Hunt Slideshow and Results

Have you ever made a snowman out of household items? Or painted a rock with a positive message to hide somewhere in the community? Perhaps you’re passionate about donating to your local animal shelter or to a food pantry. While some of these things may not seem like a big deal, when you embrace “random…

KNOW Connection (a socially-distanced) Scavenger Hunt

‘Tis the Season to be Socially Distant…but we want to be Jolly, too! This holiday season looks a lot different than it has in years past, and many people are having a difficult time due to lack of connection. But what can we do about it? We would like the Teen Advisory Council to safely…

Students Learn Life-Saving Tips During COVID-19

I was so grateful that HC DrugFree hosted an online CPR training in partnership with the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services. Ever since school moved online in the spring I have been seeking chances to learn important skills. After learning the proper way to perform CPR and the Heimlich maneuver on both…

Teen Recommends CPR Training

Before attending this HC DrugFree event provided by the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services, I spent little time informing myself on the necessity of CPR. I would learn about CPR in school, but the details are hard to remember as the last time being taught it was around 3 years ago. This…

What Local High School Students Think You Should KNOW

Parents need to tell their kids that they don’t need to get pressured by other students to try various drugs and things. Kids are too scared to say, “No.” Parents and teachers need to help kids KNOW how to say NO.  It is especially bad when kids get pressured, then get addicted. The kids need…

Two 2019 Senior Week: Staying Safe in Ocean City Programs

Monday, March 18, 2019 at Howard High School and Monday, April 1, 2019 at Marriotts Ridge High School Parents (and grandparents!) and high school seniors are invited to attend two 2019 Senior Week: Staying Safe in OC programs. Both events will begin at 7:00 PM. Once again, Ocean City Police Cpl. Howard Caplan, Howard County Public…

Take Back Day Comments by Howard County Student Volunteers

I am grateful to live in a community where people can come together to help one another. The drive-thru was a great way for people to dispose of things they did not need/could abuse in the future. I am grateful that so many people were willing to volunteer and drop-off medications despite the weather because…

Teens or Younger May Want to Read Sunny’s Story

In a recent newsletter, HC DrugFree suggested to our followers that you may want to read Sunny’s Story  We asked 2 Howard County Public School students entering 9th and 11th grade as well as adults to read Sunny’s Story and share their thoughts with you: 9th grader: Sunny’s Story is about a dog, Sunny, who was…