Teachers and school staff are in a unique position to affect both the behavior and attitudes of youth- and provide role modeling and direction as well. Alcohol is so entrenched in our culture that sometimes the line is blurry between what is appropriate to communicate with youth, and what isn't. Here are some resources that can help.
21 Reasons is offering assistance for classrooms and youth organizations who are interested in utilizing our new tool, Straight Up: A Youth Activity Guide to Prevent Underage Drinking.
Straight Up has easy-to-use activities that help youth address the environmental factors that contribute to underage drinking—such as adult attitudes, alcohol availability, and advertising. The guide suggests projects varying in length from 45 minutes to one month and activities in worksheet format.
The activities in Straight Up aim to engage youth in creating permanent community change, rather than focusing on changing youth behavior. Please contact 21 Reasons if you are interested in learning more about the guide. A sample chapter and table of contents are available for preview.