Additional Youth Programs
Using the model of the National Youth Dance Program and Youth Baseball Program, we have recently begun and/or are developing programs in Art, Basketball, Fishing, Martial Arts, Soccer, and other special community events as positive alternatives to drug abuse for youth.
These programs will continue to incorporate our important youth curriculum topics including:
Youth and Drug Abuse: Statistics and harmful effects of drugs on youth
Building Self-Esteem: Through opportunities to learn new skills
Team-Building: Working together to make healthy choices
Self-Expression: Safe environment to explore feelings through physical activity
Local Story: Hometown drug and violence issues
Healthy Lifestyle: Movement, nutrition, and a drug-free body
Responsibility & Academics: Commitment, respect and modeling good behavior
Resisting Peer Pressure: Learn language and self-esteem to say no to drugs
Living Their Dreams: Positive risks that build confidence
Community Involvement: Become positive role models in their community
In addition, these new endeavours provide further opportunities for our partners such as DEA, drug prevention organizations, and community leaders to share their knowledge and experiences to educate young people about the dangers of drug use and abuse.