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School-based Youth Asset Development and Prevention Education

We help build healthy relationships with our children, families and communities in Idaho. Help us educate 20 more classrooms of students.

Your support will help the Southern Idaho office change lives through the education of children. Your gift will help us make a difference in Idaho's children. Life is all about choices and we are responsible for our choices.

Our drug and alcohol prevention programs influence behaviors through hands-on interactive fun curriculums, like Mind Up, Positive Action and Second Step. The education impacts the student, the school climate, the families and the whole community. They incorporate and teach cutting edge “Neuroeconomics”, identifying the cycle of thoughts, feelings and actions. The Preschool Yoga programs make a difference in young children who have suffered trauma.

Positive Action Program

"Positive Action" curriculum, teaches social skills, conflict resolution, problem solving, anger management, general health and making good choices. It works in all the areas of your school climate. Follow this link to read a U.S. Department of Education report on Positive Action.

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After school Positive Action prevention education with refugee children

Life Skills Training

LifeSkills Training is a research-validated substance abuse prevention program proven to reduce the risks of alcohol, tobacco, drug abuse, and violence by targeting the major social and psychological factors that promote the initiation of substance use and other risky behaviors. This comprehensive and exciting program provides adolescents and young teens with the confidence and skills necessary to successfully handle challenging situations. For more information about this program, please click here.

Second Step

imageIt’s never too late to teach the skills kids need to succeed socially and academically. The Second Step program can take students from preschool all the way through middle school. Each grade level features developmentally appropriate ways to teach core social-emotional skills such as empathy, emotion management, and problem solving.

Dramatic Change in School Culture:
Los Angeles Second Step School Sees Dramatic Results

MindUP

“MindUP” Is a research-based training program for educators and children. This program is composed of 15 lessons based in neuroscience. Students learn to self-regulate behavior and mindfully engage in focused concentration required for academic success. MindUP™ lessons align with all state standards including Common Core and support improved academic performance while enhancing perspective taking, empathy and kindness as well as fostering complex problem solving skills. For more information about MindUP, click here.

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Project Towards No Drug Abuse

“Project Towards No Drug Abuse” Is a drug use prevention program for high school youth. The current version of the curriculum is designed to help students develop self-control and communication skills, acquire resources that help them resist drug use, improve decision making strategies, and develop the motivation to not use drugs. It is packaged in 12 40- minute interactive sessions to be taught by teachers or health educators. The TND curriculum was developed for high-risk students in continuation or alternative high schools.It has also been tested among traditional high school students.
For more information about this program, click here.