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SAFE Choices

SAFE Choices is a student-driven outreach and prevention program to empower youth in schools and communities.

SAFE Choices is a prevention, and outreach program where students practice leadership, developmental, and social skills in their communities by completing service projects and using their voices to support, educate, and empower their peers to make positive changes and choices. 

SAFE Choices collaborates with and uses evidence-based, effective, and promising programs where students challenge the stigma and shame around substance use disorder, support peer to peer activism, and share personal stories. SAFE Choices is designed as a preventative program built around developmentally appropriate building blocks that increase protective factors and decrease the risk for substance use disorder.

Coming in 2021

SAFE Project is currently developing a Passport to Success Curriculum based on the Eight Building Blocks of SAFE Choices.

  1. Stigma Reduction
  2. Community Outreach
  3. Service and Connectivity
  4. Activating Youth
  5. Personal Empowerment
  6. Participate in National Conversations
  7. Leadership Development
  8. Developmental Toolbox
Goals: 
  • Provide students, educators, parents, and communities with the information and tools they need to incorporate evidence-based practices into their schools, homes, and organizations  
  • Support, teach, engage, and empower youth as leaders.  
  • Reduce the stigma and shame around substance use disorder (SUD) and mental health challenges with young adults in our communities.
  • Engage youth in SAFE Project.

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