Global Youth Prevention (GYP) uses evidence based science and the social norms approach to help promote healthy behavior and attitudes, around tobacco, alcohol and drugs. To decrease the number of students who use alcohol and other drugs.
WE are highly trained educators who have achieved long-term recovery from alcohol and/or other drug addiction. This unique "I've been there" perspective not only enhances the credibility of our message, but also provides students with role models for leading happy, healthy, alcohol- and drug-free lives. Having personally experienced the destructive effects of addiction, We teach from the heart. Our work is not merely a job, but a calling of prime importance carried out with honesty, compassion and care. It is no wonder that so many of our client schools with whom we work with view our teachers as trusted mentors and friends. We are passionate about these subjects and bring enthusiasm into our seminars and courses.
As a educator, We recognize that the growing years are a critical time for young people becoming an active participant in the world, acquiring social skills, establishing values, developing interests, passions, and learning to cope with the depth of one's emotions. Young people who depend on alcohol or other drugs from boredom, to have fun, per-pressure, reduce anxiety, or to deal with feelings may never develop these capabilities on their own.
Alcohol and drug education works, but needs to be age-appropriate, ongoing, and to become a presence in the school community and in students' minds and emotions. Time spent on prevention does not take away from learning. It enhances it. Students in alcohol- and other drug-free schools are able to learn without having to worry or feel conflicted about peers who are using or dealing drugs. Strong science based prevention programs creates value, protection, and respect for children—and this is the environment in which children best learn.