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SWAT meets with the Mayor

On December 1st, six SWAT youth met with Mayor Shelli Freeland Eddie to discuss Point of Sale Marketing and possible solutions to stop this problem in Sarasota County. Point of Sale Marketing is a method used by the tobacco industry to market their products to youth.        

Sarasota Middle School Tobacco Pledge

On October 31 Sarasota Middle School SWAT students encouraged their peers to sign a tobacco free pledge so they will not be one of the 89 souls that die from tobacco use each day.            

Fire Prevention Week

SWAT clubs across Sarasota county participated in Fire Prevention week which was from October 8-14th. North Port High School SWAT members hosted a photo contest where each class wore red to raise awareness on fire prevention. Ms. Frederick’s class won the photo contest emphasizing the importance of planning ahead for a fire. Click here for […]

North Port SWAT Cigarette Butt Clean up

North Port High School served as a shelter during Hurricane Irma. Despite the campus being tobacco-free people still smoked while in the shelter. This week North Port SWAT members picked up over 1/2 lb. of cigarettes around campus which is equal to 1,130 cigarette butts! Thanks for all of your hard work.             […]

Youth Advocacy Board Meeting

From August 18th- August 20th youth and their adult coordinators from across the state of Florida gathered in Leesburg, Florida for the semiannual SWAT Youth Advocacy Board (YAB) meeting. One SWAT member from Pine View High School represented Sarasota County and Region 3. There were also three other YAB members who represented the region. During […]

SWAT Dates for 2017-2018

Sarasota County SWAT is excited to begin the 2017-2018 school year! There are several events coming up in the next few months, please see the dates below: August 17th, 2017 at 3:30pm-5pm- Department of Health-Sarasota: Tobacco Free Partnership Meeting September 6th, 2017- Sarasota County Legislative Delegation Meeting September 29th, 2017- World Heart Health Day October 8th–14th, […]