EDUCATION & OUTREACH
SPEAKING TO TODAY'S YOUTH
Outreach with youth and teens is a big part of the 525 Foundation's work. Becky enjoys visiting schools all over the county to share Nick and Jack's story.
525 Foundation is in the business of changing and shaping lives. The work we do at our organization is aimed at providing Prevention, Education, and Awareness around the Opioid Epidemic and Substance Use among youth and teens.
Dangers of Prescription Drug Misuse
The presentation is a real-life story. This is NOT your usual drug abuse presentation--a drug speech cluttered with statistics that don't connect with the audience.
The audience will see how one poor decision can change a life, family, and friends FOREVER.
This talk shows the broad impact of the opioid crisis--that it is an unbiased killer.
The presentation will be approximately 30 minutes in length. This is a good option for schools trying to work within a class period time-frame.
SPEAKER WITH Q & A
The presentation will be approximately 30 minutes in length with Q&A following the presentation. In the past, schools that have collected the questions in advance of the presentation have had more student participation. An open-mic Q&A is also acceptable. Total length of presentation: 1 Hour max.
SPEAKER AND COMMUNITY PARTNER
The presentation will be approximately 30 minutes in length followed by various community partners that the school arranges to discuss the topic from their individual perspectives.
1 Hour max.
SPEAKER AND PANEL DISCUSSION
The presentation will be approximately 30 minutes in length followed by a panel discussion. The school arranges the panel participants, moderator, and questions.
1 Hour max.
Given the current challenges of Covid-19, we wanted to make sure we are still able to get in front of our nation's students, even if it's virtual. We now provide the option for schools to hold a Virtual Assembly and hear the message and story of the 525 Foundation.
ABOUT Becky Savage
A Bit of Background
Becky Savage has been on a mission for the past 5 years--to talk to students and others about the dangers of opioid misuse--despite her unbelievable agony. For her, it's a personal issue, after losing her two sons to an overdose of alcohol and hydrocodone in the same night. Becky is very active in furthering overdose awareness and prevention strategies. She is involved with opioid task forces, state initiatives on prevention, and community drug take-back events. She continues her advocacy because she believes her story can make a bigger impact than mere lectures and statistics.