STAY Program: Substance Abuse Training & Awareness for Youth

At the beginning of the 2016-2017 academic year, ABC Officers and representatives from CMS revised the S.T.A.Y. program to cover all 6th, 7th and 8th grade health classes in the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System. The S.T.A.Y. program is a lesson plan developed by officers and teachers that follows the State of North Carolinas mandated curriculum for health classes. ABC Officers speak with students on the dangers of possessing alcohol & drugs. Officers also speak with students on making the right choices in their lives. Students are also given the opportunity to participate in an interactive lesson plan during the class. The Mecklenburg County ABC Board values its partnership with CMS and our goal is to reach all 6th, 7th &  8th grade students in the school system. 

The STAY Program Team: Officers Kemp England, Tommy Shankle, Jason Briscoe, and Sheila Giles

Officer Giles talks to students about the health and legal risks associated with alcohol and drug use.

Officer Giles pictured with students who completed the STAY program.

Due to growing interest in the STAY Program across the state, other ABC Boards and law enforcement agencies have requested training on the STAY Program so they can conduct the program in their respective cities/counties. If you are interested in this training, please contact our law enforcement department at 704-731-5830.