This year, myhigh had the chance to attend the 2017 National SADD Conference in Tampa Florida. The three co-founders, Diana Bianco (16), Jessica Bianco (15), and Caitlin Bianco (14) flew down to host a workshop, maintain a myhigh booth, and accept the 2017 SADD Activity of the year award.
At the conference, myhigh had the chance to introduce itself to a new audience of teens from all over the country. The three Bianco sisters had the chance throughout the conference to introduce the idea of finding other outlets and ways to "get high" other than drugs.
One way the sisters approached this was by having blank poster boards at their booth and asking people to sign them and write what their high is. By the end of the conference the girls estimated over 400 signatures. They now plan on using this approach as one of the many ways to get schools involved with myhigh.
Another way the girls connected with the audience was during their one hour workshop. The sisters had the chance to administer an informative and interactive workshop where anyone from the conference could sign up and attend. First, the girls introduced myhigh along with their goals and aspirations for the initiative. Next the three presented and engaged the group in a game that would not only be fun but help to inform the teens on the devastating statistics surrounding addiction and stigma. To complete the workshop, the sisters split the group up into four groups and asked them each to come up with a creative idea for a myhigh video. After the videos were completed, the three picked one that was most creative and spirited and gave each contributor a small prize. See the home page to see the winning video.
The last night of the conference the trio was acknowledged as the "SADD 2017 Activity of the Year" and was given an award at the awards ceremony that closed the 2017 National SADD Conference.
Myhigh had an amazing time meeting all of the SADD students from across the country and were excited to have the chance to interact with each and every one of them. They hope to stay connected with SADD Nation as they progress with their endeavor.