Chatham High School Students from the group SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) set up purple pinwheels on the school’s front lawn to draw awareness to the statistic that, each year, 5,000 young people die as a result of underage drinking.
Each pinwheel represents 10 of the 5,000 lives lost to alcohol use.
The Pinwheel Project is part of a Morris County Prevention Initiative to bring awareness to schools during Red Ribbon Week, a national campaign to raise awareness about the destructive and dangerous effects of drugs, and during Homecoming season.
SADD Advisor Anna Amster said, “This visual display is powerful, and it is a great way to send the message to students about the dangers of underage drinking. Even if just one student changes his or her behavior, then we have done our job.”