SADD’s mission is to empower young people to successfully confront the risks and pressures that challenge them throughout their daily lives.
Too Good builds protection within the student by providing opportunities for pro-social involvement, establishing positive norms including healthy beliefs and clear standards, promoting bonding to pro-social peers, and increasing personal and social skills
Transitioning to middle school can be tough. The research-based Second Step program helps schools teach and model essential communication, coping, and decision-making skills that help adolescents navigate around the common pitfalls such as peer pressure, substance abuse, and bullying (both in-person and online). The outcome? Reduced aggression and support for a more inclusive environment that helps students stay in school, make good choices, and experience social and academic success.
Project TNT is a ten-session, science-based program that is offered at the 5th grade level. In “TNT,” students learn the physical and social consequences of tobacco use. They also learn life skills such as listening, clear communication, and refusal skills. Students also learn about Media Literacy and how to critically examine advertising pitches used by the tobacco industry.
Class Action is a high school-based program that looks at the real-world social and legal consequences of underage alcohol use. The goal of this program is to change the social norms around alcohol use and to change negative peer pressure into positive peer pressure. In eight to ten weekly sessions (8-10 lessons, each lesson is 45 minutes), teens are divided into six legal teams to prepare and present hypothetical civil cases in which someone has been harmed as a result of underage drinking. The six cases are Drinking and Driving on Trial, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome on Trial, Drinking and Violence on Trial, Date Rape on Trial, Drinking and Vandalism on Trial, and School Alcohol Policies on Trial.
All Stars is a continuum of prevention programs, for grades 4-12, designed to delay the onset of risky behaviors with adolescents. Designed for both school classroom and community-based settings.