Walton County Sheriff's Office C.H.A.M.P.S.

The Georgia Sheriff’s Association originated the C.H.A.M.P.S program in 2003. The program was designed to educate 5th grade students with the guidance, skills, and knowledge to be safe, healthy, and happy in preparation for a successful life.

The Walton County Sheriff’s Office teaches the program at elementary schools throughout the county: Sharon Elementary, Walnut Grove Elementary, Youth Elementary, Atha Rd. Elementary, Blaine St. Elementary, Monroe Elementary, Walker Park Elementary and George Walton Academy. There are about 1,500 5th graders taught each year.

The C.H.A.M.P.S. program has over 20 topics or lessons to choose from. Out of the 20 topics, instructors teach an eight-week lesson plan, which may include topics such as, Alcohol, Boating, Bullying, Tobacco, Marijuana, Gangs, Peer Pressure, Internet Safety, and Choices & Consequences.

At the conclusion of the program, a graduation is held at each school in celebration of each student’s achievement.

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