Upon successful completion of the 90-day program, the program participants share in an afternoon graduation celebration.
Operation M.A.D. strives to teach and reinforce the process of responsible decision making, thus aiding in the prevention and/or elimination of: - Drug and Alcohol Abuse - Low Self-Esteem - School Drop-Out - Criminal Behavior - Family Contact - Gang Awareness
Display table for the CFC on Redstone Arsenal
Making a choice takes a balance of self-confidence and the mental ability to think through the consequences of your decision. Smart decision making is one of the life skills lessons that OPMAD instills in their youth, and the outreach at the Arsenal gave the program the opportunity to reach hundreds of more people at their CFC program.
Drugs -&- Abuse
Class on "Drug and Alcohol Abuse," facilitator, Investigator Jay Johnson, Huntsville Police Department
Drug abuse is a serious public health problem that affects most every community and family in some way. Each year drug abuse results in around 40 million serious illnesses or injuries among people in the United States.
Agt. Jay Johnson
Are you naive? Think You Know the facts?
Class on "STD's" facilitated by Shawn Ousley
It's possible to contract sexually transmitted diseases from people who seem perfectly healthy - people who, in fact, are not even aware of being infected.
Mr. Shawn Ousley
Know Your Rights
Class on "Child / Parent Rights" facilitated by Atty Charles Brasher Jr.
What rights do children have? What do parents "owe" their children? How much power can parents rightfully exercise in their roles as care providers? Attorney Charles Brasher Jr. answered these questions and more during hislesson on parent and children rights.
Lincoln County Prison in Tennesse
As a part of the program, the children take a visit to a prison to get a first hand look at what being "locked up" really looks like. It is a constructive visit that promotes thinking for self; discourages gang and drug activity; and promotes continuing education.
Lincoln County Tennessee
"Cecil" gives reason not to go to jail
Prison is like being at war ... so it is better not to commit a crime in the first place
OPMAD sponsors various trips and recreational events for program participants.
OPMAD would like to thank all of the members of the community for their continued support.