Reach Out Against Drugs (ROAD) is a community organization working closely with El Segundo Schools to promote safe and drug free school environments. ROAD meetings are held at Richmond Street Elementary School at 615 Richmond Street at 4:00 pm on the third Thursday of each month. If you are interested in attending, please email Jenny Davies to verify meeting time (firstname.lastname@example.org)
El Segundo High School and Middle School Pledge Participants can be seen under the files listed below.
What is Safe Space?
Safe Space is a small, but important way that parents can help the community address the issue of students and substance abuse. This program originated in Manhattan Beach and asks parents to sign a pledge promising to monitor their own ‘space’ (i.e. home, backyard) in order to prevent the use of alcohol and/or drugs by school-age children while they are visiting each others homes. The purpose of the program is to support the laws and provide a safe zone for kids – one space at a time.
If kids know that caring adults are paying attention to their activities, it will encourage them to make more responsible choices. Supervising children is a difficult task, especially as they grow older and more independent. It is not possible to watch all of their activities, every minute of every day. Our best chance of teaching them to self-regulate their behaviors when they are away from us is to set clear and appropriate expectations, and to demonstrate good role modeling.
By signing this pledge (please clink link for "Safe Space Pledge" at the bottom of this page) you are forming a link in a chain that is working together to accomplish a safer environment for our students. It is not the intention of this program to force a parenting philosophy on those who think differently, but instead to unite those who feel the same, and create ‘Safe Spaces’ we can trust, and rely on, to help us with the tremendous responsibility of parenting. Please see "Safe Spaces Spreadsheet" at the bottom of this page.
If you have questions or would like more information about Safe Space or issues involving students and substance abuse please e-mail Reach Out Against Drugs (ROAD) at email@example.com.
You are more then welcome to attend any of the ROAD Meetings on the 3rd Thursday of each month school is in session, except December at 4:00 pm at Richmond Street School.
ROAD would like to express their sincere thanks to Mira Costa High School for sharing this successful program.