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.