The Belmont County Schools Staying Clean (BCSSC) program is a non-profit program to promote drug-free lifestyles for students in middle and high school. The program was introduced and originated under the efforts of retired Martins Ferry Chief of Police, John McFarland. By reaching out to the Belmont County Court of Common Pleas, Juvenile Division, and the local school districts for support, the program grew over the years to now benefit over 1,700 students participating voluntarily. BCSSC promotes random drug testing for youth in middle and high schools that join the program enabling participants to have an excuse from peer pressure and the ability to promote their drug-free lifestyle. Testing days are completed randomly for each school with youth unaware of testing dates. The goals are to promote abstinence from drug usage and provide education on substance abuse while promoting healthy lifestyles.

American Legion Flushing Post 336 supporting Belmont County youth at the 2023 Car Show.

Probation Officers Kelly Carter and Kara Mowery sign youth up for Belmont County Schools Staying Clean.

A big thank you to the “Classy Chassis Car Club” for sponsoring the 2024 Car Show with 100% of the proceeds going directly to BCSSC.

2023 Guest Speaker sponsored by BCSSC

“Rapping Dad” spoke on November 2, 2023, to Belmont County high school students!