LABELLE – Jesus Sanchez, a Hendry County High School Student was recognized for his outstanding contributions and leadership to Hendry County’s Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT), Florida’s youth-led statewide organization.
Jesus is among today’s most effective leaders in tobacco control in Hendry County. He has fought hard to protect youth during his work on projects such as; Not A Lab Rat Campaign, Red Ribbon Week, Through with Chew and Take Down Tobacco Week.
He is the co-chair for the Hendry Tobacco Free Partnership and attends state and regional SWAT Trainings.
“Jesus is an outstanding leader in Hendry County’s SWAT movement, “said Hendry County Tobacco Prevention Specialist, Kristi Hall. “He is very deserving of this recognition for his dedication to tobacco prevention.”
Jesus has previously been recognized by Drug Free Hendry LIVEPOSITIVE863 initiative for his commitment to making positive life choices.
“We are incredibly proud of his many accomplishments and thank him for his leadership in SWAT,” said Ms. Ross, LaBelle High School SWAT/SADD advisor. “His passion and efforts are helping to make the next generation in Hendry County tobacco free.”
For decades, SWAT has worked diligently to mobilize, educate, and equip Florida youth in revolting against and de-glamorizing the tobacco industry. SWAT coordinates its efforts through educating their peers on the misconceptions of tobacco and is vital to protecting future generations from nicotine addiction.
About Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT)
SWAT is Florida’s statewide youth organization working to mobilize, educate and equip Florida youth to revolt against and de-glamorize Big Tobacco and the e-cigarette industry. SWAT is a united movement of empowered youth working towards a tobacco free future.
To learn more about Students Working Against Tobacco, visit www.swatflorida.com