Supporting Schools

SUPPORTING SCHOOLSYoung people spend much of the day in school and afterschool activities. Unfortunately, there are times in which problems outside of school surface in the academic setting that impact success.

Our prevention programs benefit schools by training youth in core social and emotional areas that enhance communication, self-motivation, effective coping skills, critical thinking skills, social engagement, and decision-making. Our services are designed to promote health and wellness as well as increase school connectedness while decreasing problem behaviors.

Services are tailored to match the participant’s knowledge base, interest, and need. We provide accurate, up-to-date information, skills building opportunities, and engaging sessions.


  • Ongoing classroom sessions – using evidence based curricula
  • One-time Presentations (see topics below)
  • Life Skills Classes
  • National Awareness Campaigns (ex. Red Ribbon Week, Alcohol Awareness Month, etc)
  • Exhibits during lunch or special events
  • Staff Training and Development
  • College Presentations

SPECIALIZED AND INTENSIVE SERVICES are designed for young people exhibiting or exposed to risks for substance abuse. Services include:

  • Screenings for substance abuse and referral, if appropriate
  • Small group sessions using appropriate, evidence based curricula
  • Individual brief interventions
  • Alternative to Suspension programs for middle, high school (Lifestyles, SAFTE)
  • Alternative to Suspension programs for colleges (Insight, First Offenders)

Risks include, but are not limited to:

  • Youth found in possession of drugs and/or around others in possession
  • School failure (one or more subjects)
  • Suspension/Expulsion
  • Involvement with Juvenile Justice (law enforcement, court, probation)
  • Home affected by addiction/drug use

PRESENTATION TOPICS (not all inclusive):

  • Addiction Issues
  • Adolescent Brain Development
  • Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
  • Anger Management
  • Bullying Prevention
  • Character Education
  • Children of Substance Abusers
  • Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Decision Making
  • Environmental Effects on Teens and Drug Use
  • Media and Advertising
  • Refusal Skills – Saying “No”
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress Management
  • Violence Prevention

**Curriculum use is based on the assessed needs of each group.**

Healthy Alternatives for Little Ones (HALO)
I’m Special
Life Skills Training (LST)
Media Detective
Too Good For Drugs (TGFD)

All Stars
Hip-Hop 2 Prevent Substance Abuse and HIV
Life Skills Training
Lions Quest Skills for Adolescence
Media Ready
Project ALERT

Athletes Targeting Healthy Exercise & Nutrition Alternatives (ATHENA)
Athletes Training and Learning to Avoid Steroids (ATLAS)
Not On Tobacco (N-O-T)
PRIME for Life
Project Towards No Drug Abuse

For more information or to schedule a program, contact: