Brian Stolar Supports SADD
When most people think about giving back, the famous quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry comes to mind. His quote reads: “In giving you are throwing a bridge across the chasm of your solitude.” This stands true, especially when it comes to giving back to your community. Brian Stolar is a strong believer in giving back to the community and society as a whole. Giving back not only helps today’s generation, it will also help future generations.
Brian Stolar has made donations to many organizations over the past few years. SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) is one organization to which he has contributed.
What type of organization is SADD? SADD provides young people with an array of prevention programs to help them deal with peer pressure, drug use, underage drinking and other types of destructive behaviors.
According to statistics, SADD has an estimated 7 million+ young people in schools with a SADD chapter. There are currently 350,000 active kids who are SADD members. One thing that piqued Brian Stolar’s interest is that SADD does not support the use of alcohol by young people under the age of 21.
The SADD organization believes that teens can experience an enjoyable lifestyle without the use of drugs or alcohol. In addition, Students Against Destructive Decisions believe in responsible advertising and marketing. Teens are constantly bombarded with enormous amounts of advertising (magazine ads, TV ads, Internet ads and mobile ads) that promotes alcohol. This can be detrimental to a teenager’s perspective. In many cases, these ads can encourage teens to drink and participate in other destructive activities.
Brian Stolar believes that supporting organizations like SADD can help prevent teens from falling into violent temptations that will not only affect their own lives, but the lives of others. Contributions made by contributors like Brian Stolar and Pinnacle Companies help support the following SADD activities:
- Safe Rides programs
- Drinking subject to passing a Breathalyzer test
- Designated Driver programs for teens
- Parties where alcohol is served under the supervision of a parent or consenting adult.
More and more companies are following the footsteps of people like Brian Stolar. They understand the value of educating our youth on the importance of living a drug-free and non-violent lifestyle.