Choosing Healthy Activities and Methods Promoting Safety (C.H.A.M.P.S.) was founded in 2003 by the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association. This program covers many issues that provide an educational opportunity for our youth; it provides guidance, and the skills, ability and knowledge to be safe, healthy, and happy, in preparation for a successful life. Some of the many topics covered are bullying, leaders and followers, ATV safety as well as exploring the issue of drugs and violence. C.H.A.M.P.S. lesson plans are taught by certified deputy sheriffs who have successfully completed C.H.A.M.P.S. instructor training. Our instructors engage the students with activities and incentives such as awards and a cookout where they get to meet and interact with many of our employees as well as professionals from other branches of government.