Get involved by participating in community programs.
Jordan’s Place is a non-profit organization serving Warren County, which offers a community gathering facility directed at providing positive alternative activities for area youth. Our mission is to end substance abuse, bullying, depression, stress/anxiety, suicide, violence, teen pregnancy and the many other challenges facing youth today. Jordan’s Place believes in changing individual, institutional and societal beliefs, attitudes and behaviors that perpetuate these issues. We provide comprehensive and innovative programs that serve area youth and their families.
NCADA works to reduce or prevent the harms of alcohol and other drug use through education, intervention and advocacy. One of the NCADA’s major goals is to teach young people the skills needed to resist the pressures to use and abuse drugs. We offer proven, evidence- and best-practices-based curricula for every grade from K-12 in nearly 300 schools in the region.
Walking for Wellness: Stop Heroin was founded in memory of Nicky Vigna, who died of a heroin overdose on January 3, 2013. Nicky struggled with heroin addiction for three years, and left behind family and friends who miss her every day. Stop Heroin's mission is to educate the community on the dangers of heroin, and prevent initiation of use.
The Boys and Girls Clubs of America (BGA) provide a safe place to learn and grow, make friends, develop ongoing relationships with caring adult professionals, participate in life-enhancing programs, and develop character. Programs include education and career development, leadership skills, health and life skills, visual and performing arts, crafts, creative writing, social and interpersonal skills, fitness, sports, and recreation. More than 4,000 clubs throughout the US serve over four million youth.
The Boys Scouts of America (BSA) is a youth development organization that provides a chance for young people to build character, learn the responsibilities of being a participating citizen, and develop personal fitness. The Boy Scouts combine fun with activities that are educational and build lifelong values.
The Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) builds and strengthens the capacity of community coalitions to create safe, healthy, and drug-free communities. Community coalitions are made up of local members of a community—people from business, government, law enforcement, schools, the media, and the faith community, as well as parents and youth. Everyone works together to combat substance abuse and its related problems.
The CADCA National Youth Leadership Initiative (NYLI) is a training program that gives youth and adults the tools necessary to address problems so that they can make positive changes in their communities.
The Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program is a substance abuse prevention education program that is taught in more than 70 percent of the nation’s school districts.
The D.A.R.E. Youth Advisory Board (YAB) is made up of 50 students, one per state, who are graduates of the D.A.R.E. program at their schools. In addition to advising D.A.R.E., they consult with government and community leaders on drug-and-violence-prevention strategies that benefit youth. They also work as a united body to help others resist the pressure to become involved in drugs and violence while being positive role models.
The Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) work with girls to develop their leadership potential through activities that enable them to discover their values, skills, and the world around them; connect with others in a multicultural environment; and take action to make a difference in the world. Through activities in science and technology, business and economic literacy, and outdoor and environmental awareness, Girl Scouting provides girls with the opportunities for fun and friendship while fostering development of leadership skills and self-esteem.
The Law Enforcement Exploring Program is designed for young men and women from the ages of 14 through 20 who are interested in a future in law enforcement. The program helps young people gain insight into a variety of careers through hands-on activities, while working on career development, leadership and life skills, citizenship and character development.
The National Organization for Youth Safety (NOYS) is a coalition of youth serving organizations and government agencies working together toward the common goal of addressing health and safety issues that affect youth in the US. It promotes safety and healthy lifestyles among all youth and encourages youth empowerment and leadership. Areas of interest include traffic safety, injury prevention, substance abuse, youth violence, and healthy life choices.
The Sarah Heinz House, much more than an after-school program, Sarah Heinz House, a part of the Boys & Girls Club, affects each child in a unique and personal way. The club provides children and teens with powerful role models and a safe, fun place to go after school, on weekends and during the summer. Their goal is to promote healthy lifestyles and offer an environment that is welcoming, nurturing and challenging. www.SarahHeinzHouse.org
Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) is a peer-to-peer education, abuse prevention, and activism organization dedicated to preventing destructive decisions, particularly underage drinking, drug use, risky and impaired driving, teen violence, and teen suicide. SADD has many campaigns and activities for youth to participate in.