In Tucson, Ariz., Gabriella Contreras decided to wage war on the drugs and violence that invaded her neighborhood by encouraging fellow students to choose safe extracurricular activities. It started small, with a handful of teens and signs that read "Stop the Violence." But soon her efforts grew into a 100-member service organization called Club B.A.D.D.D. (Be Alert, Don't Do Drugs). It was such a success that she now helps other teens start similar clubs in their communities.
Source: North American Precis Syndicate
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