Elementary School - Kindergarten through Sixth Grade
Education of our children is the primary goal of Drug Use Is Life Abuse. Working in cooperation with educators, law enforcement, business leaders and artists at Disney Studios, an education program was developed to reach school children in grades K-3. Skippy, Spike and Wise Owl Mike, three characters developed at Disney, come to life singing and dancing their "Drug Free Rap" to students. Skippy (a hand puppet) and a law enforcement officer also present an anti-drug curriculum and colorful take home materials.
Drug Use Is Life Abuse has developed a drug education program that provides the next logical step that continues the education process and meets the needs of the middle-school aged student.
The Next Step educational program uses high school students to mentor junior high school students with continuing drug education efforts. This highly participatory program is designed to change with the trends of the particular time and involves both parents and students to educate and promote a clear no use message. Many of the junior high school students who graduate from the program move on to become Next Step mentors as high school students. This program has been highly successful and the written testimonies received from many of the studies have been extraordinary.
High School student leaders were crucial in developing the Drug Use Is Life Abuse message. Teenagers serve on the Drug Use Is Life Abuse Board of Directors and some have traveled to Washington, D.C. to appear before the President's Drug Advisory Council. These dedicated young persons are also instrumental in the success of Students Against Drug Abuse (SADA), a student organization whose members participate in community events and develop their own special projects like the widely distributed anti-drug newsletter, "Whitelines."
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