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"My experience has been delightful. I have enjoyed each speaker I have had the opportunity to meet and work with. Each one is professional, educated and brings such great insight to the classroom."
--Staci Bailey, Teacher at Madison Middle School
Impact youth prevention specialists are known throughout Abilene, Wichita Falls, and the surrounding areas for their creativity, compassion, and ability to connect with students of all ages. We are passionate about the youth of our community and believe that knowing the facts about drugs, tobacco and alcohol up-front can help students to make the best decisions.
Prevention education is about much more than drug facts, however. We address the underlying risk factors that lead to drug and alcohol abuse, and we work hard to build protective factors by helping students set goals, build social skills, communicate effectively, make good decisions, and recognize and handle emotions. The Too Good for Drugs, Project Towards No Drug Abuse, and Positive Action curriculums are age-appropriate and evidence based. Learn more about our curriculum.... We are privileged to serve over 8,000 students every year. Teachers invite our prevention specialists to be weekly guest speakers in their classrooms, where we implement our 10 week program. Through our Youth Prevention Universal program, we teach K-8th students engaging, informative lessons that challenge false norms, empower positive decisions, and equip with the actual facts about drugs and alcohol. In our Youth Prevention Indicated program, we teach at-risk 9th-12th graders. Using the Project Towards No Drugs curriculum, we try to reverse the trend of drug use among these students. Through our Youth Prevention Selected program we work with student who have risk factors for drug and alcohol abuse but who are not currently abusing drugs. Using the Positive Action curriculum, we empower students with emotional intelligence and decision making skills. Find out more about who we serve, or bring Impact to your classroom! Every year we host a region-wide poster contest. Students have the chance to creatively collaborate on posters discouraging the use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco. Learn more about our Community Activities....