Impact Youth Prevention Specialists connect with students of all ages throughout Abilene, Wichita Falls, Weatherford, and the surrounding areas. We are passionate about spreading the word of prevention, especially to today’s youth, through community involvement, activities, and of course, education.
Through prevention education, we address the underlying risk factors that lead to drug and alcohol abuse, and we work hard to help 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.
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 grade students engaging, informative lessons as well as facts related to drugs and alcohol.
In our Youth Prevention Indicated program, we teach at-risk 9th-12th graders using the Project Towards No Drugs curriculum to try and reverse the trend of drug use among these students. Through our Youth Prevention Selected program, we work with students who are at risk of 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!