CPS and the Chicago Department of Public Health are encouraging students to participate in Kick Butts Day – a national day of activism that empowers youth to stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco.

On Kick Butts Day – Wednesday, March 16 – students, along with teachers, youth leaders and health advocates will join forces to:

  • Raise awareness of the problem of tobacco use in their state or community;
  • Encourage youth to reject the tobacco industry’s deceptive marketing and stay tobacco-free
  • Urge elected officials to take action to protect kids from tobacco.

Kick Butts Day is organized by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids – a leading force in the fight to reduce tobacco use and curb its dangerous impact across the nation.

Kick butts photos

Students take action!

How to participate:

    • Students – find or take a picture that illustrates how or why you kick butts
    • Upload your photo to the #iKickButts photo generator and share it on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #iKickButts. Make sure to tell us how or why you kick butts in your tweet or Facebook/Instagram post
    • Check back and find your photo in the online gallery

Have questions? Contact the Office of Student Health and Wellness at studentwellness@cps.edu