May 23, 2022
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–The Senior Class at Robbinsville High School participated in the 10th Annual Senior Safety & Awareness Program on Friday, May 20, 2022. Each year the program varies in speakers or morning event scenarios. The event has been interrupted for the past two years due to the pandemic.
Students listened to a young person’s road to recovery and had the opportunity to ask him questions about his downfalls and decisions to seek help.
A video was made by faculty and staff who volunteered to share how a loved one’s addiction has impacted their own lives.
The second part of the program involved various stations: personal defense training for all students, trauma resulting from poor judgment, hands-on lessons about drunk, high, and distracted driving, as well as fire safety and prevention. Vehicle safety, including ride-sharing and hired transportation, was included also included in response to the past tragic loss of one of the high school’s graduates.
This year’s Annual Senior Safety and Awareness program was funded with the generosity and grants from Police Benevolent Association, Robbinsville C.A.R.E. – Community Addiction Recovery Effort, and the Robbinsville U Got Brains Group. Robbinsville Township, and Police and Fire Departments willingly donated personnel and materials and worked one on one with the students. The program is organized by the Principal, School Resource Officer, Student Assistance Coordinator, Facilities Coordinator, and teacher volunteers.
The program’s aim is to make a big impact on the students and the future decisions they will make as the Prom is here and college is just around the corner.
Above photos provided
Above photos from Robbinsville Township Fire Department Facebook page.