Aug. 22, 2014
-- GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – What happens when students give up Facebook, video-games, candy, soda, or t.v. for 21-days? Great things happen. Limits are pushed, new passions are discovered, and better habits transpire.
This fall, high school and middle school students across Michigan will have the opportunity to participate in the Crave 21 Challenge – a campaign where students voluntarily give up their biggest craving for 21 days. The broader mission of Crave 21 is to teach students about harmful cravings and addictions, which is done through its website and social media pages.
This program is being launched by a start-up non-profit called New Way Recovery, Inc., which recently partnered with Kendall College Art and Design to launch the successful addiction education campaign called Wait21.org. Camden Brieden, Founder of New Way Recovery, hopes that the Crave 21 Challenge will be an effective tool in teaching students about the dangers of alcohol and drugs, while at the same time equip them with the tools to develop healthy habits and live better and healthier lives. “We believe the key to preventing addiction starts with making better informed decisions at an early age. Studies show that 90% of the 40 million people who struggle with addiction started using addictive substances before the age of 18.”
Crave 21 is currently working with county prevention coalitions and other organizations to sign up schools in preparation of its first challenge date on November 5th, 2014. Crave 21 also offers an elementary version of the program that includes a 21-day workbook.
Schools and Students can visit Crave21.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.