Washington, D.C. (April 2, 2018) – Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) announced today that Zachary Kashman of Cape Coral, Florida has been named to the SADD National Student Leadership Council for the 2018-2019 school year.

Chosen from a nationwide pool of highly qualified applicants, Kashman joins five other students who will represent more than 500,000 active SADD students from across the country. He has been involved in his SADD chapter at Cape Coral High School for three years and currently serves as their chapter president.

“Zachary’s passion and commitment to the safety and well-being of himself and his peers makes him an ideal candidate for SADD’s National Student Leadership Council,” said Rick Birt, SADD president and CEO. “Drawing from his experiences on the national, state and local levels, Zachary will be instrumental in providing insight to help create national strategies that address the emerging and ever-changing health and safety issues facing our students.”

The Student Leadership Council advises the SADD National Board of Directors on policies, programs and plans for the implementation of the annual SADD National Conference. Kashman will provide strategic direction to the organization on health and safety priorities and will serve as a national and regional representation of the SADD network. He begins his term at the SADD National Conference in Washington, D.C. in June 2018.

About SADD
For almost 40 years, SADD, the nation’s premier youth health & safety organization has worked to empower teens, engage parents, mobilize communities, and change lives around the issues of traffic safety, substance abuse, and personal health and safety. Through a national network of peer-led chapters in middle schools, high schools and colleges, SADD equips our students with the resources they need to advocate for change on their campuses and in their communities. Join the movement by visiting www.sadd.org.