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.