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C.H.A.M.P.S.

Choosing Healthy Activities and
Methods Promoting Safety



Captain Terry Hayes
C.H.A.M.P.S. Instructor
801-N


Office: (229) 336-2033
Cell: (229) 328-7272

Email: thayes@mitchellso.com



MISSION STATEMENT: To provide an educational program to Georgia's youth, 
which provides guidance, and the skills, ability and knowledge to be safe, healthy, 
and happy, in preparation for a successful life.

Today's youth face dangers older generations could not have imagined. Choosing 
Healthy Activities and Methods Promoting Safety (C.H.A.M.P.S.) was founded 
in 2003 by the Georgia Sheriffs' Association to address these urgent challenges.

You can support C.H.A.M.P.S. by making a donation to the Georgia Sheriffs' 
Association or by contacting Deputy Terry Hayes at the Mitchell County 
Sheriff's Office.

The flexible program includes a weekly hour long lesson from a C.H.A.M.P.S. certified 
deputy sheriff. Subject matter includes:
      • Alcohol, Drug, and Tobacco Abuse Prevention
      • ATV Safety
      • Bullying
      • Gangs and Violence
      • Peer Pressure
      • Water Safety
      • And Much More!
The target audience is fifth graders, and the program is tailored to meet the unique 
needs of students in each county so they resist self-destructive behavior. 
Good behavior is positively reinforced through fun, rewarding activities. The C.H.A.M.P.S. program is offered to every school in Mitchell county and is currently taught in the following schools:

  • Baconton Community Charter School
  • Westwood