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SWAT Coordinator Participates in Okeechobee READS at North Elementary School
January 25, 2018

On January 25th, Okeechobee County SWAT Coordinator Courtney Moyett was honored to be invited to North Elementary to participate in Okeechobee READs. 

Moyett visited with Mrs. Hackett’s 5th grade class and educated them on what the SWAT (Students Working Against Tobacco) Club does in our community, and ways that they can join the local SWAT Chapter or a club next year when they move on to middle school.  Many of the students came equipped with questions about the SWAT club, community projects and the day in the life as a SWAT Coordinator.

Mrs. Moyett was then asked to read a book to the students and stress the importance of reading to our youth.  Moyett brought along her reading buddy, Stella Lynn and shared with the students her struggles of reading as a child and encouraged reading to an animal, which helped her overcome her fears of reading aloud in school.

SWAT aims to empower, educate and equip Florida youth to revolt against Big Tobacco. SWAT is a movement of empowered youth working together to de-glamorize tobacco use. Their efforts aim to shape tobacco-free norms, make tobacco less desirable, less acceptable, and less accessible.

For more information on local youth tobacco prevention efforts, visit or contact Courtney Moyett, Okeechobee County's Tobacco Prevention Specialist, at