More than 12,000 Utah fifth and sixth graders were in the stands at Spring Mobile Ballpark on May 15, 2012, to celebrate the lessons they’ve learned this year in the Prevention Dimensions. Each year, the Salt Lake Bees host a baseball game for the students in the Prevention Dimensions program.
“This is really a celebration of the Prevention Dimensions program, which is taught throughout the year to help kids build healthy life skills,” says Utah State Office of Education Safe and Drug-free Schools Program Specialist Verne Larsen. “The program helps fifth- and sixth-grade students develop the social skills they need to stay away from substance abuse, violence and crime.”
This year, 12,177 students filled the stands at Spring Mobile Ballpark in Salt Lake City to watch the Bees take a 4-1 victory over Albuquerque. The students came from 111 schools, including three charter schools, from 19 districts.
For more information about Prevention Dimensions, contact USOE Safe and Drug-free Schools Program Specialist Verne Larsen at 801-538-7500. For more information about the Prevention Dimensions Kids’ Day with the Salt Lake Bees, visit the website, http://schools.utah.gov/utahpd/Kid-Day.aspx, or watch this video: http://youtu.be/-6G4xG4kXkU.