Information for educators...
You are an educator, influential in the lives of the students and parents you serve. Creating a positive, drug-free culture within your classroom starts and ends with you. Being aware of slang, drawings and clothing that represent negative choices for children is just one way to make sure the classroom environment you create is one that is conducive to learning and interacting positively.
Familiarizing yourself, either through reading or conversation, with your school’s policies and procedures regarding responding to suspected drug use, discussions or displays of drug culture, is another way to ensure a positive environment. Becoming comfortable conversing with students about the many choices they will face, and providing them with defenses against peer pressure will aid in your ongoing pursuit of a dynamic learning environment. You are an educator, an agent of behavioral change, entrusted with the educational challenge of providing information within a safe, structured environment. Modeling positive behavior and being aware of current trends make you a leader for students and parents.
Are you interested in bringing our ClearChoices program into your school or want to know more? ClearChoices is a program designed by teens for teens. ClearChoices trains and promotes speakers who dialogue with middle and high school students, and who facilitate outreach education by sharing real-life struggles, peer-to-peer, emphasizing how consequences and responsibility relate to their individual choices. ClearChoices create open discussion with teens on topics ranging from substance and alcohol abuse, binge drinking, eating disorders, safe dating, depression or self injury and bullying or internet safety. See what other schools are saying about the impact of our program or visit ClearChoices.org for more information.
Interested in educating families about prevention in your community but are outside Arizona? notMYkid National (formerly Project 7th Grade) is an innovative drug prevention program designed to reduce drug use among middle school students through education and proactive prevention. notMYkid National works nationally with school districts, law enforcement representatives, community organizations, and the media to bring this drug prevention program to parents and communities across the country. notMYkid National includes a presentation to parents of middle school students to inform them about today’s drug-related issues, and to provide guidance about how to use a drug test kit as a drug prevention tool.
Please contact us at 602-652-0163 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a notMYkid ClearChoices or notMYkid National program in your school or within your community.