On November 17th 2011, SWAT youth and advisors from Sarasota County attended the Great American Smokeout Rally. The Great American Smokeout is a national tobacco holiday which occurs on the third Thursday of November. On this day smokers are encouraged to make a plan to quit or to quit smoking completely.
Youth from 10 SWAT teams gathered at the Venice Community Center where they heard two guest speakers from Civic Communications. They learned about the statewide SWAT movement and how they can make a lasting difference in their communities. The youth also had a chance to make up cheers about SWAT and interact with members from other SWAT teams.