Choosing Healthy Activities & Methods Promoting Safety


The Georgia Sheriff's Association originated the CHAMPS Program in 2003. The program was designed to educate 5th grade students. There are about 1500 5th graders taught each year. 

CHAMPS Curriculum

The CHAMPS curriculum has over twenty topics or lessons to choose from. Out of the twenty topics, instructors teach a six-week lesson plan, which may include topics such as: 

  • Alcohol
  • Bullying
  • Choices and Consequences
  • Gangs
  • Internet Safety
  • Marijuana
  • Peer Pressure
  • Tobacco
  • Understanding and Avoiding Violent Behavior

At the conclusion of the six-week curriculum, a graduation is held at each school in celebration of each student's achievement.

Walnut Grove Elementary 5th grade students participate in this program and are required to create a poster on one of the topics discussed in the weekly lessons. 

The winners for the 2021-22 school year are:
Overall CHAMPS poster Winner is:
Peyton West

Our Champs instructor is Deputy Donna Mcelreath.


2021-2022 Poster Winner

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