The acronym N.O.V.A. stands for nurturing, opportunities, values, and accountability. The mission of N.O.V.A. is nurturing youth to seek out positive opportunities, to internalize good values, and to accept accountability for life choices. N.O.V.A. assists parents, families, and communities in protecting youth from the potentially devastating effects of illegal drug use, violence, and negative media exposure. The N.O.V.A. program is taught over a 14-week period with deputy sheriffs in the classrooms usually once a week. Topics covered include drugs and alcohol, opportunities and accountability, moral courage, self-esteem, heroes, anger management, teasing, bullying, evaluating media such as television, movies, video games, internet safety, music, and gangs.
Elementary School NOVA Officers:
|Deputy M. Richardson
||Deputy B. Douglas