Programs for Youth

PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH

BOTVIN Lifeskills

Program Goals:

  • Change the social environment by promoting community norms to decrease the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.

  • Equip youth adolescents and young teens with the confidence and skills necessary to successfully handle challenging situations.

  • Help youth to develop greater self-esteem and self-confidence.

  • Enable youth to effectively cope with stress, anxiety and other emotions.

  • Increase their knowledge of the immediate consequences of substance abuse

  • Enhance cognitive and behavioral competency to reduce and prevent a variety of health risk behaviors.

  • Reduce youth involvement in the court system by reducing incidents of aggression, fighting, truancy and delinquency.

Smoking Cessation Program

Program Goal:

Educate members of the community on harms of smoking tobacco and secondhand smoking.

5 A’s:   Ask    Advise     Assess    Assist    Arrange

Through this Program we:

Provide a brief intervention that is effective for smoking cessation.

Counsel by using effective smoking cessation strategies and provide self-help education materials.

Assist community members in obtaining the necessary resources from primary physicians, health facilities 

Youth Action Committee 

ACT Drug Free Community’s Youth Action Committee is made up of teens ages 12-17 in Dearborn Heights (48125) and Inkster (48141) who create and implement various Youth Community Projects. The Youth Action Committee serves their community concerning the most pressing issues that our surveys identified. Those include youth prescription drug, tobacco, and marijuana use and misuse. With the guidance of other coalition members, the Youth Action Committee will provide an important perspective on how to address these problems and take action in order to do so.

Youth Community Projects

The ACT Drug Free Community Coalition provides many opportunities for youth to uplift and help their community. Helping the community while putting yourself in a situation to gain much needed community service hours, resume builders, technical skills and experience in a professional environment will lead to a diverse and strong portfolio which all employers look for.  Staying in touch with our social media will provide the youth many opportunities to better their community, such as our soon to be social media and Tik Tok challenge to help think of a better way to combat subtance use. 

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