A group of teenagers has come together to spread awareness regarding alcohol abuse and drug abuse
and work towards their prevention.
The Stand Tall group at Dayton High School strives to make a positive impact in their community, in the same manner, that other Stand Tall high school teams from Virginia City, Fernley, Silver Springs, and Yerington High Schools also aim to make a positive impact on their respective communities.
Among the activities organized by the DHS Stand Tall team are assemblies on tobacco
, drug and alcohol abuse
at Dayton Intermediate School, which they hold several times a year. The team generally organizes and implements school and community alcohol and drug abuse prevention
education, through outreach campaigns as well as assemblies.
The DHS Stand Tall team also holds a Cans and Coats Drive every year during the winter months, in order to provide warm winter coats for people in the area. In November last year, the team was able to gather two full grocery carts of coats and canned food, after collecting in front of Smith’s. The food that they gathered was donated to the Dayton Food Pantry, while the coats were given away to those who needed them.
Another event organized by the team is a 5-K walk-run. Funds generated by the event go towards college scholarships for eligible Stand Tall members.
The DHS Stand Tall team meets every Thursday. Interested students are invited to join these meetings. They can also learn more about the group through their Facebook page.