LifeSkills Training (LST) is a school-based prevention program for elementary, middle, and high school students. Teachers lead students through discussion, group activities, and role-playing scenarios that focus on personal and social skills that build resilience and help youth navigate developmental tasks, especially understanding and resisting the influence of drugs. The overall goal is to prevent alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana use and violence among youth.
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.