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Tioga, AMMS ‘Kick Butts’

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Members of the Tioga High School Living Healthy Club erected a memorial wall where students could add the name of someone they knew who died from tobacco use. Tioga High School was one of 53 schools in Central Louisiana participating in Kick Butts Day with funding from the Healthy Behaviors School District Partnership Grant from The Rapides Foundation. Kick Butts Day is recognized nationally by young people to raise awareness against the use of tobacco products. A press release from The Rapides Foundation states, "The Healthy Behaviors School District Partnership Grant seeks to prevent and reduce tobacco use, substance and alcohol abuse, and overweight/obesity by focusing on changing policy, social norms and environments. Grant activities are based on best and promising practices to create comprehensive school- and community-based awareness and prevention programs in order to positively impact Central Louisiana students, educators and staff. The goal is to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to make better and informed behavior decisions leading to healthier lives."