On Tuesday, January 21, 2020, Hubbard High School will welcome Steered Straight to the district. Through its presentations, Steered Straight aims to steer youth toward making sound, rational decisions by creating a learning experience that provides them with a message of reality and helps them to make positive, informed choices.
Steered Straight was founded in 2000 by Michael DeLeon, a successfully acclimated ex-offender who after nearly eight years of drug addiction and gang involvement, spent 12 years in state prison and halfway houses. He, along with other ex-offenders and motivation speakers, travel the country offering drug prevention education, character building and peer-mentor leadership training.
During Steered Straight’s visit to Hubbard Schools, presenters will discuss vaping and current youth drug trends. Students in grades 5-12 will attend the assemblies throughout the school day. After school, Steered Straight will host a staff assembly. At 6:30 p.m. on January 21, parents and the community are invited to attend “Vaping Me Crazy!” at Hubbard High School’s auditorium.
“Vaping Me Crazy” will:
Articulate the reason behind the targeting of youth with alcohol, nicotine and marijuana
Provide more knowledge about the trend of vaping or ‘Juuling’
Explain how nicotine and marijuana have changed in nature, substance and in marketing
Detail the signs of substance abuse
In addition to Steered Straight founder Michael DeLeon, Miss Ohio High School America Jade Eilers will also be speaking to students, staff and the community. Eiler’s title has given her an international audience for her platform called “BOLD & BRAVE” (Building Our Lives Drug-free & Building Respect and Values for Everyone).