Lions Quest Skills for Adolescence is a school-based life skills education program for youth ages 10 to 14. Educators, community members, and parents are engaged to help youth develop skills in five areas: (1) essential social/emotional competencies, (2) good citizenship skills, (3) strong positive character, (4) skills and attitudes consistent with a drug-free lifestyle and (5) an ethic of service to others within a caring and consistent environment. Lions Quest SFA includes a series of 80 45-minute sessions. The overall goal is to help young people develop positive commitments to their families, schools, peers, and communities, and to encourage healthy, drug-free lives.
All Stars is a school-based prevention program for middle school students. Teachers lead a series of 13 interactive weekly sessions that focus on five topics: (1) developing positive ideals; (2) creating a belief in conventional norms; (3) building strong personal commitments to avoid high-risk behaviors; (4) bonding with school, prosocial institutions, and family; and (5) increasing positive parental attentiveness. The overall goal is to prevent and delay the onset of high-risk behaviors such as drug use, violence, and premature sexual activity.
Building Assets—Reducing Risks (BARR) is a school-based prevention program for 9th-grade youth. Teachers lead a series of 33, 30-minute group activities that aim to build social competency, increase student engagement, and prevent substance use. The program is bolstered by strengths-based support interventions for high-risk youth and parent involvement. The overall goal is to decrease the incidence of substance use, academic failure, truancy, and disciplinary incidents among 9th-grade youth.
Across Ages is a school- and community-based substance abuse prevention program for youth ages 9 to 13. Youth are paired with older adult mentors and participate in community service, recreational activities, and social competence training. The overall goal is to increase protective factors for high-risk students to prevent, reduce, or delay the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, and the problems associated with substance use.