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Ms. B.
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Five Drinks in a Few Hours? That IS Binge Drinking!

My students need a total of 4 goggles that simulate varying levels of drunkenness.

My students will tell you - binge drinking (5 or more drinks within a few hours) and drunk driving among young teens in our city is happening way too much. Whether or not they personally drink, they have all been impacted by binge drinking and drivers who are under the influence, and they want to help their peers make healthier decisions. I teach at one of the most diverse high schools in our city in California. My students are 10th - 12th graders who represent a huge variety of groups at our school. They speak Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog, and English. They come together in this elective class to learn interpersonal communication and public speaking skills, explore health and social justice issues, and then create workshops and school-wide events that will educate their peers on issues that teens face. One group of my students has chosen to focus on alcohol.

My students are worried about how and how much their friends, their cousins, their younger siblings, their parents drink. One of my students was hit by a drunk driver two weeks ago. He is back at school, but he is still in shock. This project has become very personal to us. My students see middle schoolers and ninth graders binge drinking, sometimes during the school day even, and they really want to help them understand the effects binge drinking and drinking and driving has on themselves, their families, and their communities. To do this, they have created and facilitated workshops so far this year to over 300 teens focusing on both drinking and driving. They have the facts, the role plays, the jeopardy game, the posters, the prizes, the stories, and even some educational goggles that simulate what the world looks like while a person is driving after 1-3 drinks! These goggles have proved to be some of those most impactful parts of their hour-long workshops. We don't, however, yet have goggles that simulate having 4+ drinks and then trying to move around in the world.

As prom looms close, my students want to focus on binge drinking. They have secured a date for one of those MADD "crashed drunk driver cars" to come to our school. They have almost everything they need to make a school-wide event on this binge drinking/ extreme drinking and driving real and relevant for their friends and schoolmates. The only supplies they are missing at this point are a certain type of these educational "goggles" that simulate what happens to a person's perception after binge drinking. So this is where we need your help. Our school-wide event will reach all 1,100 students at our school. We have additionally scheduled to do a workshop this spring for almost 500 9th graders in their classrooms. We will be able to use the supplies for future events as well.

We cannot afford to buy the goggles on our own. We have come this far and my students care deeply about their work, so we are hopeful you will help us focus on binge drinking and make this spring a success. We thank you for your support.

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Small Product Image [2PAC] Fatal Vision® Goggles - 2 Pack • Innocorp $265.00 1 $265.00
" Fatal Vision® Goggles - 2 Pack" • Innocorp $265.00 1 $265.00

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This project will reach 1100 students.

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