Underage Drinking Prevention Program & State of Hawaii Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Program
UNDERAGE DRINKING PREVENTION PROGRAM is designed to provide an evidence-based curriculum to 6th-graders at Kalama Intermediate School. The program is peer led, providing a comprehensive educational and age appropriate curriculum for middle and high school students in their classrooms during school hours.
YOUTH SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION PROGRAM provides an evidence-based, substance abuse educational curriculum that is peer led on underage drinking and tobacco prevention and community service opportunities in-school/after-school and out of school. The peer led training and evidence-based prevention programs will benefit youths age 11-18 in middle and high schools (6th-12th grade), families and the community in Maui. This program also provides youths with skills and opportunities to be leaders in the program, community and in everyday life.
Youths are also provided with opportunities to participate in fun, engaging, family strengthening, culturally competent, drug and alcohol-free alternative activities that reinforce healthy lifestyles.
Service learning projects are conducted after school and during school breaks. The objective is to delay the age when youths begin drinking and to reduce consumption among youths who have consumed alcohol.