CHAMPS Program


Choosing Healthy Activities and Methods Promoting Safety


Mission Statement

To provide an educational program for Georgia’s youth, which provides guidance, and the skills, ability and knowledge to be safe, healthy, and happy, in preparation for a successful life.


About C.H.A.M.P.S.

Today’s students face dangers older generations could not have imagined. Choosing Healthy Activities and Methods Promoting Safety (C.H.A.M.P.S.) was founded in 2003 by the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association to address these urgent challenges.

Target Audience: Fifth graders. GSA’s goal is to eventually extend this program into the middle schools and high schools.


Program Length: Twelve weeks is recommended; however, the program may be shortened or extended to meet the needs of the Board of Education and the Sheriff.


Class Length: 45-60 minutes, one day a week.


Instructors: C.H.A.M.P.S. lesson plans are taught by certified deputy sheriffs who have successfully completed C.H.A.M.P.S. instructor training.


Presentation: Each instructor will be equipped with lesson plans, PowerPoint presentations, and student workbooks.


Supplies / Equipment: The use of PowerPoint is required. Therefore, a laptop computer and LCD projector are required. The local school system may have one or both that can be utilized. Since counties throughout the state will be teaching different topics, student workbooks are required for the students.



C.H.A.M.P.S. Program – Lesson Plans

Introduction                                                         Internet Safety & Social Media

Alcohol                                                                Leaders & Followers

ATV Safety                                                          Marijuana

Bullying                                                               Methamphetamine

C.H.A.M.P.S. Project (Essay/Poster Contest)    Peer Pressure

Choices & Consequences                                  Prescription Drug Abuse

Cocaine                                                              Stress

Gangs                                                                 Tobacco

Graduation                                                          Understanding & Avoiding Violence

Home Alone / Child Abduction Safety                 Water Safety

Hunting & Firearm Safety    


Support C.H.A.M.P.S.

To give Georgia’s youth the best possible chance for adult success, please make a donation to the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association to support C.H.A.M.P.S. By strengthening the hard work families and educational professionals are already doing raising the next generation, C.H.A.M.P.S. ensures all of us have a brighter future.


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