The Georgia Sheriff's Association originated the CHAMPS Program in 2003. The program was designed to educate 5th grade students.

The Walton County Sheriff's Office teaches the program at elementary schools throughout the county: 

  • Atha Road Elementary
  • George Walton Academy
  • Harmony Elementary
  • Loganville Christian Academy
  • Monroe Elementary
  • Sharon Elementary
  • Social Circle Elementary
  • Walker Park Elementary
  • Walnut Grove Elementary
  • Youth Elementary

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.


View a photo gallery from a CHAMPS event.