Kick Butts Day

This year on Kick Butts Day, a national day of activism that empowers youth to take action against tobacco in their community, SWAT (Students Working Against Tobacco) clubs at Palmer High School, North Middle School, Sand Creek High School, Harrison High School and Panorama Middle School partnered with El Paso County Public Health to organize a Snapchat filter contest. The filter promotes Kick Butts Day and tobacco-free living among their peers.

The winning design by Jillian Anderson of North Middle School will be available on school grounds Friday, March 16 at Sand Creek High School and Wednesday, March 21 at Palmer High School, North Middle School, Harrison High School and Panorama Middle School. 

The SWAT clubs also planned activities at their schools for Kick Butts Day to raise awareness about the harmful effects of tobacco. These activities include a "walk against tobacco", cigarette butt cleanups, and setting up a “dirty laundry" line displaying t-shirts with the lies told by the tobacco industry written on them.

More than 1,000 communities across the nation participate in raising awareness of the problem of tobacco, encouraging youth to reject tobacco and urging community leaders to take action protecting youth on Kick Butts Day. For more information about Kick Butts Day visit www.kickbuttsday.org.

 

Snapchat Filter Contest Winners

First Place: Jillian Anderson of North Middle School 

Second Place: Arianna Genochino of Panorama Middle School 

Third Place: Zoey Freeman of North Middle School 

Kick Butts Day Events

Panorama Middle School's SWAT club members educating their peers about tobacco.

Panorama Middle School's Kick Butts Day Walkathon

Panorama Middle School's Kick Butts Day Walkathon

Panorama Middle School's Kick Butts Day Walkathon

The Sand Creek High School's SWAT club designed and purchased 200 tobacco-free themed t-shirts to give out to students on Kick Butts Day.

Sand Creek High School's SWAT club also organized a cigarette butt cleanup on school grounds.

North Middle School organized a cigarette butt cleanup on school grounds.

Kick Butts Day Snapchat contest winners from North Middle School.

Harrison High School's SWAT members collected cigarette butts on school grounds and then had students guess the amount for a prize.

Harrison High School students guessing how many cigarette butts were collected on school grounds.